The language of lying — Noah Zandan

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Published on Nov 03, 2014

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We hear anywhere from 10 to 200 lies a day. And although we’ve spent much of our history coming up with ways to detect these lies by tracking physiological changes in their tellers, these methods have proved unreliable. Is there a more direct approach? Noah Zandan uses some famous examples of lying to illustrate how we might use communications science to analyze the lies themselves.

Lesson by Noah Zandan, animation by The Moving Company Animation Studio.

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  • Chris Budden - Channel Youtube
    Chris Budden - 4 hours ago

    Funny, I memorized all of these tips, but didn't show this to anyone so they couldn't be used against me...

  • Amadeo Dante - Channel Youtube
    Amadeo Dante - 7 hours ago


  • John Egbert - Channel Youtube
    John Egbert - 11 hours ago

    Wait Would more people lie now that they know how not to be caught as easily

  • Hakbdbgjsyfcvk Jefrrshcajgufh - Channel Youtube
    Hakbdbgjsyfcvk Jefrrshcajgufh - 20 hours ago

    This is not how to spot a liar its how to not lie😂

  • aniessie - Channel Youtube
    aniessie - 1 day ago

    When you refer to yourself as third person when you aren't lieing. WELP, I know I didn't eat the cookie so my mother can't exactly disprove it without any evidence, so thank you for making my mother think I am telling the truth or lieing, idk

  • Danz Herrera - Channel Youtube
    Danz Herrera - 1 day ago

    Its funny how this also kinda teaches you how to make a good lie

  • ZuRriX - Channel Youtube
    ZuRriX - 2 days ago

    So, when lying, be more personal and be positive. Cheers.

  • Theodore Mauros - Channel Youtube
    Theodore Mauros - 2 days ago

    Got it, be positive, include yourself and focus on important details when lying

  • Pokefarts - Channel Youtube
    Pokefarts - 2 days ago

    I mean I can make myself seem like I’m lying when I’m telling the truth with body language just to not have to talk to people,does that count?

  • Crab - Channel Youtube
    Crab - 2 days ago

    Now I know what to avoid and practice. Thanks.

  • Crampaw - Channel Youtube
    Crampaw - 3 days ago

    Sounds Just like Michael Eric Dyson in the munk debate!

  • Lia Martins - Channel Youtube
    Lia Martins - 3 days ago

    Is it just me who got nothing out of it

  • God is my Co-Pilot - Channel Youtube
    God is my Co-Pilot - 3 days ago

    How to spot a Liar? Well, if they are a Liberal Democrat, and their lips are moving, you guessed it!!! Vote TRUMP!!!

  • Catbus Driver - Channel Youtube
    Catbus Driver - 3 days ago

    So what you're comparing is defensive statements in lawyerspeak (unless you're condemning anyone who consults lawyers to be guilty...) with "owning up" which is a crooks's way of spinning failure to their own personal gain (and the much worse thing here). No, not buying.

  • Valerie Angell - Channel Youtube
    Valerie Angell - 4 days ago

    If you don’t care about getting caught,or,if you have made the lie into truth in your own mind,there are no ,or very little physiological changes.

  • Inga Bel - Channel Youtube
    Inga Bel - 5 days ago

    I like to tell the truth in a lying manner ...haha

  • DJ LILA G.o.O*D - Channel Youtube
    DJ LILA G.o.O*D - 6 days ago

    Hello it's me under O.C.D..

  • Miguel Alfaro - Channel Youtube
    Miguel Alfaro - 1 week ago

    But what if your lying

  • TR 123 - Channel Youtube
    TR 123 - 1 week ago

    This is kind of false because I refer to myself in the fird person a lot even when I'm not lieing

  • pablo garcia - Channel Youtube
    pablo garcia - 1 week ago

    But if liars knew those specific patterns couldn't they just train themselves to change them?

  • IJazzy Yas - Channel Youtube
    IJazzy Yas - 1 week ago

    Welp, Im alone in my room, so minimize the lies to a hundred

  • Eve Kohley - Channel Youtube
    Eve Kohley - 1 week ago

    4:07 to be honest, public apologies are often lies with more I statements

  • Pokemon Trainer Blue - Channel Youtube
    Pokemon Trainer Blue - 2 weeks ago

    2:27 Usually liars will come up with more complex stories and add unnecessary events. They don't keep to simple terms.

  • John Kuan - Channel Youtube
    John Kuan - 2 weeks ago

    This video is just teaching me how to lie better

  • GGBlurP - Channel Youtube
    GGBlurP - 2 weeks ago


  • I'm shooketh - Channel Youtube
    I'm shooketh - 2 weeks ago

    What if you use somebody else's truth as your lie???

  • It's Me - Channel Youtube
    It's Me - 2 weeks ago

    What if you got a reliable lie detector and said this sentence is false

  • Thomas Wilkinson - Channel Youtube
    Thomas Wilkinson - 2 weeks ago

    The best lies include the truth for those who want to be better at lying. Also, look people in the eyes for when the lie comes out and then act bashful when telling the hint of truth.

  • Hypa-playz Games - Channel Youtube
    Hypa-playz Games - 2 weeks ago

    Most people watched this to get away with telling lies 😂😂

  • Cookiesaiyan TFM - Channel Youtube
    Cookiesaiyan TFM - 2 weeks ago

    Great, now I know how to make my lies seem even more real.