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    Default People who can put themselves in a physiology of belief -

    2. I don't get the whole last sentence, what does it mean?

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    ex)There are about eighty muscles in the face, and they act as tourniquets, either to keep the blood supply steady while the body is experiencing wild swings or to alter the brain's blod supply and thus, to some degree, the brain's functining.
    In a remarkable paper written in 1907, a French physician named Israel Waynbaum theorized that facial expressions actually change feelings. Other researchers today are finding the same thing...."We know that if you have an emotion, it shows on your face. Now we've seen it goes the other way too. You become what you put on your face. If you laugh at suffering, you don't feel suffering inside. If you face shows sorrow, you do feel it inside."
    In fact, Ekman says, the same principle is used regularly to beat lie detectors. People who can put themselves in a physiology of belief - who match their words and facial expressions - even when they're lying through their teeth, will register truth.
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    Default Re: People who can put themselves in a physiology of belief -

    I removed the first question to unburden you

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    Default Re: People who can put themselves in a physiology of belief -

    Their facial expressions match what they're saying, so even though they're lying, they look as if they're telling the truth. They can adopt the facial expressions of honesty.

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    Default Re: People who can put themselves in a physiology of belief -

    Thanks a lot! Perfect!!! So does the "beat" mean "to be better than a lie detector" or "to win a lie detector"? Maybe the two have little difference.

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    Default Re: People who can put themselves in a physiology of belief -

    Try overcome a lie detector.

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    Default Re: People who can put themselves in a physiology of belief -

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    So does the "beat" mean "to be better than a lie detector" or "to win a lie detector"? Maybe the two have little difference.
    You can't win a lie detector—unless it's a prize in a raffle.

    Rover

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    Default Re: People who can put themselves in a physiology of belief -

    Didn't the writer make a mistake of saying "physiology of belief " instead of "psychology of belief"? It's hard to understand.

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    Default Re: People who can put themselves in a physiology of belief -

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Didn't the writer make a mistake of saying "physiology of belief " instead of "psychology of belief"? It's hard to understand.
    No, I don't think so. A lie detector measures physiological changes. That seems to me the reason why the author chose "physiology" instead of "psychology", although psychology also plays a part here.

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    Default Re: People who can put themselves in a physiology of belief -

    What do you think "physiology of belief" means in relation to this writing?

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    Default Re: People who can put themselves in a physiology of belief -

    If you lie, you may betray yourself through expression, etc. Really good liars manage to be convincing, often because they convince themselves, so they have the body language of the honest. This is adopting the physiology of belief. Someone said that a great liar believes their own bullsh*t- if you do that, then the lie detector will believe you too.

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