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Spot the fake smile

  1. Jan 7, 2007 #1
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  3. Jan 7, 2007 #2
    8 of 20, ouch! The ones I felt confident about I was completely wrong on!

    I went through with their ideas about spotting fakes and I got 17 out of 20 :smile:
     
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  4. Jan 7, 2007 #3

    Kurdt

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    16/20 :smile: <----- was that fake or genuine.

    I suppose I cheated anyway because I knew before the test what makes a genuine and a fake smile and thus knew what to look out for.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2007 #4

    radou

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    Wow, 18/20 ! Does that mean I'm some kind of talent? :biggrin:
     
  6. Jan 7, 2007 #5

    cristo

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    10/20.. I was awful!
     
  7. Jan 7, 2007 #6
    14/20 - I looked for head motion. The more they shook their head the more likely it seemed that they would be genuine.
     
  8. Jan 7, 2007 #7

    LeonhardEuler

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    17/20 - Yeah, whenever they shook their head it was real.
     
  9. Jan 7, 2007 #8

    JasonRox

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    14/20 right here.

    I lost track at the end and got 3 in a row wrong.

    Fun test though.
     
  10. Jan 7, 2007 #9
    I got 16 out of 20
     
  11. Jan 7, 2007 #10

    Moonbear

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    17 out of 20. Sometimes it helped when you could pick up shoulder movement too.
     
  12. Jan 7, 2007 #11
    10 out of 20

    I guess I've got no people skills.
     
  13. Jan 7, 2007 #12
    The only reason I figured it out was cause I looked at their body language more than their smiles.
     
  14. Jan 7, 2007 #13

    JasonRox

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    Well, that is the key.
     
  15. Jan 7, 2007 #14
    Jason - The quote in your sig is actually due to Alfred Rényi.
     
  16. Jan 7, 2007 #15

    JasonRox

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    I got it from a site, so maybe Erdos quoted him.
     
  17. Jan 7, 2007 #16

    ShawnD

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    I don't know how that possibly be accurate. People tend to move their heads when they're lying.
     
  18. Jan 7, 2007 #17
    16/20. I was on the fence with 2 of them and I ended up guessing those wrong. You can tell if they are fake or not by the way they move their head. Back and forward=real smile. Lying/fake=other head movement.
     
  19. Jan 8, 2007 #18

    Kurdt

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    If anybody read what was printed after the test you or watched a program on the bbc about 6 months ago then you will know that when people fake a smile they conciously only move their mouth muscles. When the smile is genuine the unconciously move their mouth muscles and many muscles around the eye changing the shape of the eye. The cheeks also move up.
     
  20. Jan 8, 2007 #19

    Chi Meson

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    I got 10 out of 20 also, but I think I was just catching onto looking at the eyes instead of the mouth. I got all of the last eight in a row.

    How did the Asburgers amonst us do?
     
  21. Jan 8, 2007 #20

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    16/20 here.
     
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