Here’s a fun little experiment, courtesy of the BBC: tell who’s really smiling, and who’s faking it. There are twenty short video clips of people going from a straight face to a smile, then back again. You can only play each video once, so pay attention! I scored a sixteen out of twenty. After looking at the results at the end I talked myself out of three of my incorrect answers. I rated myself as a near-total pessimist, but I gave three of my errors the benefit of the doubt and listed them as “real” instead of the correct “fake.”
There’s no sound on the videos, and I probably finished all twenty of them in about eight minutes.
How’d you score?
Thanks to pToast for posting this in the Ars Technica Lounge.