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Computer Spots Fakers Better Than People Do 62

Rambo Tribble (1273454) writes "Using sophisticated pattern matching software, researchers have had substantially better success with a computer, than was obtained with human subjects, in spotting faked facial expressions of pain. [Original, paywalled article in Current Biology] From the Reuters piece: '... human subjects did no better than chance — about 50 percent ...', 'The computer was right 85 percent of the time.'"
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Computer Spots Fakers Better Than People Do

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  • by ColdWetDog ( 752185 ) on Saturday March 22, 2014 @06:30PM (#46554147) Homepage

    That would be an interesting test. I agree, 25 random volunteers really isn't all that high of a bar. Do the same with some experienced clinicians and see what happens.

    Moreover, pain is a pretty complex issue - there is acute, nocioceptive (pain receptor) pain - as in the test. Chronic pain is quite a bit different. Visceral pain (from nerve fibers in the abdomen) is different still.

    I think that a computer assisted study of emotions has the potential for improving human performance in decoding those emotions, but this is clearly in it's infancy. I don't think there will be an app for that in the near future (a real one, that is).

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