Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2810: Seth Rogen on Graham Norton regarding "Bound 2" Parody - Body Language Tells (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Seth Rogen recently made an appearance on The Graham Norton show. In the above interview he speaks about his and James Franco's video spoof of Kanye West's and Kim Kardashian's video "Bound 2". It's always great to evaluate the nonverbal signals of actors - because even though they are professionals at getting their audiences to suspend their disbelief - when they are just being themselves they are no better at fooling us than the next person on the street.

In this moment (1:41 - 1:42), Rogen is seen displaying a partial "Inward Lip Roll" (ILR) in an effort to suppress his laughter - which rapidly fails.

The ILR is one way the subconscious brain attempts to suppress a crescendo emotional display on the face - and an inward building of that same emotion.

And although the ILR is usually seen associated with negative emotions - particularly sadness or anger - here Rogen's psyche utilizes it to suppress laughter.

Just after Seth says, ".... Someone, someone had to." (parody the video) he rubs his nose with his right hand (1:49 - 1:50).

Obviously no one "had to" - this is a simple deception/hyperbole. We understand this is a simple comedic statement - and yet even with this "white lie" the body language display still holds true.

Tons of other nonverbal tells here - do you see a particular MAP surrogate indicative of other deception?

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2404:  Internal Lip Roll and other Body Language  associated with Suppression of Sadness

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2576: Chris Brown's Body Language - a Signal of Psyche's Suppressing Emotions ... and Anger and ....

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2711: John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov - Tell Me How You Really Feel - Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2581: Syria, Ambassador Robert Ford and a Body Language of Deception

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2620: President Obama Tells a Couple Fibs - "Norming" Barack's Body Language 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2750: Oscar Pistorius, Reeva Steenkamp and Lies - Body Language 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2809: Oscar Pistorius, Reeva Steenkamp and Kim Myers - Body Language Tells