Truth Wizards: They Know a Lie When They Hear It
By Randolph E. Schmid Associated Press Writer
Published: Oct 14, 2004
WASHINGTON (AP) - The clues aren't as obvious as Pinocchio's nose, but there's a small group of individuals who can detect the subtle signs that people reveal when they lie.
The vast majority of people don't notice those flickers of falsehood, but psychology professor Maureen O'Sullivan has found a few that can find the fibbers nearly every time.
Of 13,000 people tested for the ability to detect deception, "we found 31, who we call wizards, who are usually able to tell whether the person is lying, whether the lie is about an opinion, how someone is feeling or about a theft," she said. [continued]
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