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Using empathy to detect genuine and fake smiles

Using empathy to detect genuine and fake smiles

Psychologist Richard Wiseman has devised a test to check empathy, which probes our ability to appreciate the feelings of others – from their appearance. Two smiles are photographed - one genuine, one fake. According to Wiseman, who teaches at the University of Hertfordshire, if you lack empathy you are very bad at differentiating between the two photographs.