BBC: Truth or lie – trust your instinct, says research
British Psychological Society: Our subconscious mind may detect liars
Daily Mail: Why you SHOULD go with your gut: Instinct is better at detecting lies than our conscious mind
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have shown that we have the ability to unconsciously detect lies, even when we’re not able to explicitly say who is lying and who is telling the truth.
What they actually did
The team, led by Leanne ten Brinke of the Haas School of Business, created a set of videos using a “mock high-stakes crime scenario”. This involved asking 12 volunteers to be filmed while being interrogated about whether they had taken US$100 dollars from the testing room. Half the volunteers had been asked to take the $100, and had been told they could keep it if they persuaded the experimenter…
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