Lie to Me is filled with “Lies to You” -Dr. Maureen O’Sullivan

Some of you may know the late Dr. Maureen O’Sullivan, who was a Professor Emeritus of the University of San Francisco.

Dr. O’Sullivan is widely known for her work with Dr. Paul Ekman on the “Wizards Project”, where they identified Truth Wizards. Truth Wizards are those that are exceptionally good at detecting deception. One of these truth wizards, Eyes for Lies, has a popular blog where she comments on current new events.

We came across this informative lecture by Dr. O’Sullivan where she speaks about the TV show “Lie to Me” and her career researching human emotion and lie detection.

Humintell director Dr. Matsumoto has also done research with Dr. O’Sullivan. Notably in 2008, they co-wrote a chapter in the Handbook of Emotion called Facial Expressions of Emotion. The chapter was written with other researchers Dr. Dacher Keltner, Dr. Michelle N. Shiota, and Dr. Mark Frank. You can read the complete chapter here.

Thanks to Steve for the link!

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2 responses to “Lie to Me is filled with “Lies to You” -Dr. Maureen O’Sullivan”

  1. Keith D. says:

    Thank you for posting this! I’m really saddened by the loss of Dr. O’Sullivan– she was a great scientist. Not ever having had the pleasure of meeting her, I’m happy to at least have the opportunity to hear her speak on some of the topics she was so well-known for. Thanks for sharing this with us Humintell, and thank you to Steve for passing it along so you could! 🙂

  2. Keith D. says:

    Oops, I almost forgot! Thank you to Dr. Matsumoto for sharing that chapter from the book with us too!

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