Thursday, August 4, 2011

Negotiation Secret # 303:
A Classic Signal of Skepticism

The beautiful and talented Uma Thurman gives us a great example of a "Skeptical Eybrow". Notice how her left brow is elevated and her left forehead is also contracted. This is often accompanied by mid-facial and mouth signs of contempt - but not here. The skeptical eyebrow may indeed be the only visible signal of incredulousness - and it may appear as a very brief, microexpression - lasting less than 0.5 seconds and as little as 0.04 seconds!