Jonathan Good, a neighbor and eyewitness testified today in George Zimmerman's trial in the death of Trayvon Martin. Below is an analysis of some nonverbal signals from today's trial.
What is the difference between a suppressed smile and "Duping Delight"?
Of particular distinction here is the primarily lateral movement of Mr. Good's left mouth corner. In contrast the mouth corner of contempt has a distinctive upward/vertical vector.
At 0:42, as the same recording is playing, Mr. Good displays a regret display once more as he listens to the recording. This occurs at the split second he hears himself say "dead".
There are other regret displays at 0:15-0:16, 0:17 and 0:21.
Mr. Zimmerman is breathing deep and at an increased rate - 27 breaths per minute. Without knowing what is his baseline normal rate we cannot say how elevated it is for him - however this value is significantly elevated above normal for age. In this context this is a nonspecific indicator of generalized anxiety.
Trayvon Martin's mother, Gladys Martin's respiration is 28 breaths per minute - also significantly above normal.
Do you see any other evidence for a suppressed smile?
What other body language tells do you see?
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