How to Spot a Liar

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In this TED Talk, author Pamela Meyer talks about how to spot a lie. You've seen Lie to Me, right? This is roughly the same notion (albeit not in fast-moving TV form), though Meyer notes that lie-spotting is a discipline that's not about calling people out on the fly -- it's a bit more subtle.

Recommended for: those interested in psychology, professionals concerned about being conned, those interested in Koko the gorilla's lies, and anyone interested in learning some basic lie-spotting tips. (Meyer also has a book covering the topic in depth.)

Factoid from Meyer: extroverts lie more than introverts. Go introverts!

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October 14, 2011 - 6:08am
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