Dishonesty Can Be Measured In A Person’s Writing, Study Says

September 21, 2009

Israel (ChattahBox) – Researchers at the University of Haifa, Israel have found that when you lie it shows more in your fingers than in your face.

According to the study, when people lie their handwriting show specific changes, both in the pressure on the paper, the length of strokes, and the height of the words.

They took a group of 34 volunteers and gave them an electronic pen that monitored the movement of the strokes. Using a computer template, they asked them to write down two stories, one a real memory, and one faked.

“In the false writing condition, the average pressure, stroke length and height were significantly higher than in the true writing condition,” The Telegraph quoted the study.

The results have been published in the Journal of Applied Cognitive Psychology.


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