Monday, June 14, 2010

Snap Expressions

I heard about this when I read Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. I think there was a Radio Lab episode about this, too. Basically, it is almost impossible to hide your true emotions. How you really feel will always show on your face for a fraction of a second, whether you like it or not. It's a pretty useful skill to be able to see these snap expressions to tell what people really feel like when you're talking to them.

Take a test HERE to see how well you do.

4 comments:

Kathy Haynie said...

Well, I got some of them right. Those were really fast. Are they that quick in real life?

Bryan said...

that's what i've heard. they might be even quicker

Bryan said...

I got most of them right on the first try. No wonder I knew that what Richard wanted at dinner last night.

Bryan said...

Oops. That last comment was me. -Katie