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'Pinocchio Effect' confirmed when lying

Posted on Wednesday, 5 December, 2012 | Comment icon 21 comments | News tip by: Karlis


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Scientists have discovered a new way to identify whether or not someone is telling the truth.

In the classic Disney film Pinocchio, the wooden protagonist has the unfortunate affliction of having a nose that grows in length every time he tells a lie. While the signs aren't quite so obvious in humans, it turns out that our noses do increase in temperature when we lie, a change that can be observed using thermographic equipment. This is the conclusion of a pioneering new study that set out to explore changes in temperature around the human body in connection with psychology.

Known as the "Pinocchio Effect", the thermal changes see both the area around the nose and part of inner corner of the eye increase in temperature. The team also found that anxiety increases facial temperature while concentration reduces it.

"When a person lies, they experience a "Pinocchio effect," which is an increase in the temperature around the nose and in the orbital muscle in the inner corner of the eye."

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Comment icon #12 Posted by Eldorado on 5 December, 2012, 17:52
Barry Manilow has burned his house down on several occasions.
Comment icon #13 Posted by JGirl on 5 December, 2012, 20:36
well they have those plastic strips that take your temperature - they could just make them more sensitive and put an adhesive backing on them and folks could just go around wearing them across the bridge of the nose, so we'd all know who's lying.
Comment icon #14 Posted by CuriousGreek on 6 December, 2012, 7:28
They are really small these days, the one im working with is not much bigger than a normal camera...... so just ask anyone you think is lying if you can take a photo....nothing suspicious at all lol Maybe i'd ask, if i could take them a picture, because i am a celebrities' agent and i like them. No one would reject the offer to become famous!
Comment icon #15 Posted by Chooky88 on 6 December, 2012, 9:38
Depends, lie tell tales work on 'normal' people, not on pathological; and trained liars. Hmmm. Well not all crooks are pathological liars but a lot are. Still. In Australia a lie detector has no evidentiary value in the courts exactly due to your point.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Jinxdom on 6 December, 2012, 9:59
You can make the truth look like a lie just by simply saying something in a different way. You ask the wrong questions you make it easier to misguide the truth. There is a huge difference when you say I can walk on water when you really mean you can walk on ice if you think of water as both. Training and/or being clever can beat any lie test. Lol my nose gets warm when I drink and drinking tends to make me exaggerated things more often so they maybe on to something
Comment icon #17 Posted by Socio on 6 December, 2012, 13:32
Now if they can get C-Span to use this technology and broadcast a picture in picture of this, watching congressmen talk could get real interesting.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Lava_Lady on 6 December, 2012, 23:19
Interesting topic... I wonder how the law would use this new information on human physiology since the current lie detectors results are inadmissable in US courts. Seems like this type of lie detector can also be beat if one has been drinking and the nose gets warm... lol Then again, I've been known to spew unnecessary truths while inebriated anyway.
Comment icon #19 Posted by JGirl on 7 December, 2012, 18:22
as soon s they find a way to tell if a person is lying, someone starts finding a way to get around it. i read a case of a guy who had put tacks inside his shoes to mess up the polygraph results. he could somehow manipulate his reading by causing pain to his feet.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Eldorado on 7 December, 2012, 20:31
as soon s they find a way to tell if a person is lying, someone starts finding a way to get around it. i read a case of a guy who had put tacks inside his shoes to mess up the polygraph results. he could somehow manipulate his reading by causing pain to his feet. I read about him too! Jumping Jack Slash was his name, I think.
Comment icon #21 Posted by JGirl on 7 December, 2012, 20:47
I read about him too! Jumping Jack Slash was his name, I think. don't remember the name of the guy, but he's not the only one who had done it. any type of detection is going to have it's downfalls, unless one can read minds. there seems to be a shortage of psychic people working in law enforcement...


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