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Spotting Fake Smiles

  1. Feb 15, 2004 #1
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  3. Feb 15, 2004 #2
    that was supreme! the other tests look interesting too.
    thanx. :smile:
     
  4. Feb 15, 2004 #3

    Monique

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    16 out of 20 correct :) <- is that a genuine smile or not?
     
  5. Feb 15, 2004 #4

    Tsu

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    Cool!

    I got 17 out of 20. I must say YOUR (avatar) smile is a bit hard to read, tho. I would need some eyeballs in those sockets to know for sure...:wink:
     
  6. Feb 15, 2004 #5

    Monique

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    is one good too? or you need both?

    <-me
     
  7. Feb 15, 2004 #6

    Monique

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  8. Feb 16, 2004 #7
    Seriously, Monique, is that a real smile in your pic or your "photo smile" ?
     
  9. Feb 16, 2004 #8
    I'm really glad you liked it :wink:
     
  10. Feb 16, 2004 #9

    jimmy p

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    13/20, i expected to get a lot less. i thought Evo was talkin bout you Lilith...
     
  11. Feb 16, 2004 #10
    well i got 14 out of 20 but interesting test.
     
  12. Feb 16, 2004 #11
    I thought it was to me too, but Monique already answered for herself, so I just didn't bother (what can I say, i'm just lazy :wink: )
    Anyways, the smile in my avatar is all real! Can't you see how massive the grin is!!

    PS- I got 15 right. And I was guessing the whole time LoL.
     
  13. Feb 16, 2004 #12

    jimmy p

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    ....of course.....
     
  14. Feb 16, 2004 #13
    Hey Jimmy, I got 13/20 too! Being a pessimist, I thought that most of the smiles were fake. So it really is quite lucky of me to get 13. I still cannot tell the difference between a fake and genuine smile. Certainly, I am a lost case.
     
  15. Feb 16, 2004 #14
    19/20 Get some!! Taking the perception one now!
     
  16. Feb 16, 2004 #15
    12/20 blegh!

    <------I have nice teeth, see?
     
  17. Feb 16, 2004 #16

    dduardo

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    10/20

    I choose False for all of them
     
  18. Feb 16, 2004 #17

    NateTG

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    I don't do flash, but I expect that there are some basic indicators like:
    Open eyes - no squinting.
    Rounded eyebrows instead of slanted ones >: >
    A generally symetric facial expression.
    No strain in the cheeks.

    and that it's still feasible to fake a smile by thinking of something pleasant.
     
  19. Feb 17, 2004 #18
    Ah I see that none of you guys are artists. The difference between a real and a fake smile is this: in a real smile the obiculari oculi are active, causing the familiar "crow's feet" at the corner of the eye. Only trained actors, and only a handful, have concious control over the oculi muscles, and are able to include their activity in a fake smile.
     
  20. Feb 17, 2004 #19

    Monique

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    I look at the time it takes to relax the face muscles. A real smile is hard to relax a lingers on.

    Today I was sitting in the train and there was this girl sitting across from me. She smiled friendlyly at a lady who sat herself down next to her. The second the lady looked away, the girl's smile changed into an inquisitive look like 'why did you have to sit down here'
     
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