Recent News From Our Research Division v.2
More news from our research division has provided additional insight into the benefits of microexpression training.
In the first version of this series, we outlined 2 studies that Dr. Matsumoto and Dr. Hwang had conducted to study the effects of microexpression training.
The results of the studies illustrated that individuals can be trained to detect microexpressions and that such improvement may produce improvements in subsequent socially relevant behaviors.
We also mentioned that the knowledge obtained through this training was retained up to 2-3 weeks in comparison to those who did not have any formal training. The participants who had microexpression training were not only more accurate in detecting these emotions, but also quicker in their responses.
We also now know that knowledge obtained through microexpression training is not based on factors such as age and educational backgrounds.
Dr. Matsumoto and Dr. Hwang have conducted other studies to examine the benefits of microexpression training. These 3 studies examined University students, Japanese businessmen and a group of US law enforcement professionals.
All these studies showed that with microexpression training, an astounding amount of people showed an increase in their accuracy rates compared to those who had not received any training. In addition, not only were the participants more accurate after microexpression training, they were more confident in their responses than those who did not receive any training.
These studies also showed that it is possible to improve the ability to recognize microexpressions in as little as 30 minutes. This improvement was for males and females of different ethnicities and age groups. This suggests that neither age, ethnicity or gender can have an effect on how one can recognize microexpressions. With training, everyone can learn to detect them.
Finally, most individuals who took the microexpression training improved on their ability to detect all 7 emotions of anger, fear, disgust, contempt, happiness, sadness and surprise. In contrast, individuals who did not take any training only showed minor improvement in 3 of the 7 emotions.
It is also important to note that while there has been literature written on this topic, that we are waiting for them to be cleared for publication and release.
There are still many unanswered questions about microexpressions that need to be addressed through the process of this ongoing research. Rest assured that Dr. Matsumoto is currently examining the many questions that arise and hope to come out with new findings in the near future.
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