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    I wonder how they got the expressions and their meaning. Did they ask actors to do them, did they ask the people who's pictures they took, did they show pictures to people and ask them to classify them and then use that classification as the basis for what the expression signified? I'd think it's more a bit of fun than seriously meaningful & rigorously scientific.

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    23 out of 36 for me... I actually thought I was going to do better

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    I wonder how they got the expressions and their meaning. Did they ask actors to do them, did they ask the people who's pictures they took, did they show pictures to people and ask them to classify them and then use that classification as the basis for what the expression signified? I'd think it's more a bit of fun than seriously meaningful & rigorously scientific.
    They look like stills from Black and White films or newspapers. If they're films I'd have to question the legitimacy of the expression.

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    35/36, only one I got wrong was 2nd from bottom.

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    It is called Mcroexpressions originally found in study in 60's but then expanded and made 'famous' by Paul Ekman and TV series Lie To Me. While the TV series was fictional and lot principles are the same. Microexpressions do not cover just eye but whole face but prinicples are the same. If interested in this kind of thing and the Ekman books are not a bad read... By the way my score was 29.
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    18/20....that was much harder.

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    28 / 36 but i thought they were all 'flirting' with me

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    13 /36 - thought I was better than that. Must be gauging people's mood incorrectly all the time

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    On a slight tangent, this is an optical illusion - keep your eyes on the cross in the middle :

    Shocking illusion - Pretty celebrities turn ugly! - YouTube

    There's a bit more about this here including a plug for EdX's excellent Think101X course.

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    Score:33/36

    Understanding Your Score
    The average score for this test is in the range of 22 to 30 correct responses. If you scored above 30, you may be quite good at understanding someone’s mental state based on facial cues. If you scored below 22, you may find it difficult to understand a person’s mental state based on their appearance.

    Look into my eyes, not around my eyes....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpuffMonkey View Post
    Look into my eyes, not around my eyes....
    Instead of the lobster meal with expensive wine you will have a meal from the set menu for £10 and a glass of water...

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    Quote Originally Posted by russdev View Post
    13/20. 65%.

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    Looking back at the test, I found women as easy (or hard) to read as men. Dunno what that says

    Got 14/20 for the smiles. They all looked pretty fake to me though

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    Mrs. DaveP just scored 28/36.



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