how to spot a liar
If you’re a liar, now, I know when you´re lying. I’ve just learned how to do it thanks to the last lecture I’ve watched at the great series of TED|Talks.
On this speech it´s possible to understand, and reflect on, the relevance of deception in today’s world and how it works in our daily life. Pamela Meyer doesn’t show you how to lie, but how to spot the ones who do it; what their mistake sare , which statistics are behind a simple fib, who are the ones who lie the most, when this happens, which are the hotspots of deception, the body language of liars and what are the “reasons” behind it. Thanks to science and new technologies she gives proven techniques to detect deception, and it gets funny, while worrying, discovering how close that happens to us, on the public domain and specially around politics.
In the end she challenges everyone to learn from those techniques to achieve an honest world in a moment when, despite new technologies make it easier to spot liars, the reality is getting noisier. Here, in a country where the picaresque is not only a literature genre, but an art, we should push ourselves to learn those techniques, without forgetting that, from time to time, it’s good to know when to use a white lie.