Indirect Lie Detection is not Evidence of an Unconscious Ability

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Article featured in The Independent (21/10/15), featuring research which shows something believed to evidence unconscious lie detection ability is actually better explained as a conscious ability to detect lies.

Subject

"There has been a push in the literature suggesting that indirect lie detection works and the reason is that it is unconscious - so people should not be making reasoned judgments but relying on their gut feeling," said Dr. Street.

"But if our account is correct, that is a very bad way to go."

Period21 Oct 2015

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