TED Talks: Pamela Meyer on how to spot a liar

A new weekly post featuring talks by innovative thinkers, sponsored by TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design). This is what the internet was made for – to allow challenging ideas to escape from their academic ghettoes and hang out in a place where they can talk to each other.

This is an entertaining, but ultimately quite troubling talk, about the way people knowingly deceive each other. We will be lied to 10 – 200 times a day, and we’re all dishing it out as well. Pamela Meyer, author of Lie-spotting, points out the “tells” and suggests truth is often better in the long run. Warning: this video could make you intensely self-conscious.

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