So recently micro expressions have exploded in popularity.
Mainly due to the show “Lie To Me” which is grounded in Paul Ekman’s research.
Let me explain what they are.
Most facial expressions last more than a second.
So you’re not exhibiting micro expressions all the time.
But sometimes you’re exhibiting what’s called micro expressions.
And micro expressions are these slips.
You don’t want the person to see them.
And thy’re these fraction of a second facial expressions
that happen as a result of a slip.
Unintentionally. You unintentionally display how you are truly feeling.
So usually how micro expression relates to lie detection
is you’re looking for an inconsistency or just a discrepancy.
So all of a sudden a woman is talking about how she’s so sad that her daughter just died
and all of a sudden you see a slight smile.
Alright. That’s naked. Since her mother should be upset about her. you know, her mother
A mother shouldn’t be upset about her daughter dying.
That kind of leads you to believe they’re not really being truthful.
Now this is how micro expressions work.
So Paul Ekman originally did research on the six universal facial expressions
which I’m going to cover in later videos.
But there are six facial expressions that no matter where you go in the world.
Everybody thinks they mean the same thing.
So for example, a smile.
You can go to the most remote villages in the world
and when somebody smiles. they’ll say
That this person is happy. That this person likes this behaviors.
So on and so forth.
So the cool thing about micro expressions are they’re universal.
Something that people don’t understand,
Micro expressions, you’re not walking down the street
and being like,”Micro expressions.”
You can’t see them.
They happen so quickly that you’re only processing these unconsciously.
Right? Some people don’t even display micro expressions.
There’s some people that don’t display them.
There’s some people that do.
And the theory is that through training you can get better at identifying people emotions
through constant exposure to these micro expressions.
但它们发生地非常 非常 非常快
But they happen very, very, very quickly.
The only way you can really point to a micro expression
is if you have people on video carmera
Through video camera, you can look at things frame by frame by frame.
And I can point to a micro expression. “Look, there’s a micro expression.”
But when you’re in real time, that’s not necessarily how it works
and I think there’s a confusion for most people who watch this show.
在与人对话之时 他们可能会说 噢 我能看出微表情
They’re like, “Oh, I can look for micro expressions,” when you’re having a conversation with somebody.
No. But you can look for facial expressions.
Why I think that it’s so important to really pay attention to micros or train for it
is because training for micro expressions,
training to look for facial expressions that last 1/25th of a second or last very, very quickly
It’s going to help you identify facial expressions when they happen much slower.
一些人表现出惊讶 一些人暗藏蔑视 一些人展现出快乐
So some people show surprise and some people show contempt and some people show happiness
At a slower rate. It doesn’t need to be a micro expression.
So it’s just training to get better at identifying emotions.