Vaughan at Mind Hacks discusses a Time Magazine report on the introduction of behavior detection officers at U.S. airports to identify potential terrorists. According to the Time piece, officers will rely, in part, upon analysis of facial expressions and micro-expressions.
Psychologist Paul Ekman has been researching facial expression for over four decades. Ekman coined the term "duper's delight" to refer to facial expressions that betray psychopathic pleasure taken in duping others.
Several months ago, a video of George Bush telling George Stephanopoulos "we have never been stay the course" circulated widely on the internet. I thought it would be interesting to watch that video again with the notion of duper's delight in mind. There is no question that Bush's statement was an impulsive lie. That was documented endlessly at the time. What is of interest to me about this video is the micro-smirk suggesting that he experienced pleasure in telling that lie.