Reading faces

Have you guys heard of microexpressions?

They’re tiny, fleeting facial expressions you involuntarily make when you feel emotion – unless you’re paralysed in the face or have botox treatments.

Take this test to see how well you can read how a person feels based on their microexpression. Press a number and look at the face that comes up on screen with a neutral expression – keep your eyes on it cos you’ll see a brief flash of emotion. That’s the one you want to answer for.

  • You don’t get a score for this test. It’s just for interest.

Some people have a natural ability to read facial expressions well; others need to be trained. People with Autism Spectrum Disorders naturally have a very difficult time picking out emotions.

In case this sounds familiar – yes, this science formed the basis for the tv series Lie To Me.


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