Sadness Over Guilt Lightman says Clara shows more sadness than guilt. It is still unclear whether there is a distinctive facial expression for guilt, which is different from what is seen in sadness. Lightman [...]
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Terrified Sick When Lightman says to his daughter Emily -- “Where have you been? I was worried sick” -- we don’t really hear the full meaning of all his words. Phrases such as “I [...]
Hotspot Lightman and Foster tell the students possible but not necessary interpretations of the behavior they show to them. When Nixon looks down and hesitates it could be generated by an attempt to lie, [...]
Smiling Speaker Foster tells Lightman that she can hear from his voice that Miller is smiling. It is not only the inflection that reveals the smile, but the smiling lips change the length of [...]
Change is Hard Cal: "things change." Foster: "but people don’t…" Cal proves Foster right when he secretly gambles. It would have been more accurate if Foster had said, “most adults don’t” because change is [...]
Fear is Good Foster tells Lightman fear is healthy. Fear is aroused when danger is sensed. The danger can be sensed in an instant, in the blink of an eye, before we are consciously [...]
Interrogation Questioning Lightman gives the young boy Max some tips about how to ask questions when he interviews the couple he suspects are not really his parents. Don’t ask them questions that can be [...]
Face to Face With the Target Lightman is correct. It is generally believed that people find it harder to lie when they confront the person who is the target of their lie. That is [...]
Reading Friends We later find out that Terry lied when he said he just owed twelve grand. Did Lightman miss it? With people we know well and with whom we are emotionally involved, we [...]
Inconsideration Attending a social mixer Lightman flirts with Cynthia, the curator who is the ex-wife of Lightman’s client. Cleverly he entices her into telling him that she was never unfaithful during her marriage. But [...]