Thursday, August 16, 2007

airport screeners look for deception

They're watching you

WASHINGTON - Next time you go to the airport, there may be more eyes on you than you notice.

Specially trained security personnel are watching body language and facial cues of passengers for signs of bad intentions. The watcher could be the attendant who hands you the tray for your laptop or the one standing behind the ticket-checker. Or the one next to the curbside baggage attendant.


At the heart of the new screening system is a theory that when people try to conceal their emotions, they reveal their feelings in flashes that Ekman, a pioneer in the field, calls "micro-expressions." Fear and disgust are the key ones, he said, because they're associated with deception.

Let me get this straight. Signs of fear and disgust in today's airline travelers are what triggers closer scrutiny??

Exactly who would that eliminate?


Blogger Lamar The Revenger said...

my life as a practical joker are over.... also the names are- Girl: Emma Elizabeth Boy: Alexander James. oh and what happens if a child is screaming in the terminal?

Sunday, August 19, 2007 1:13:00 PM  
Blogger The Sarcasticynic said...

Then the body language of all in earshot changes, I guess. BTW - great baby names!

Monday, August 20, 2007 10:55:00 AM  

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