What I'd like to know is what exactly they did to coax a fake smile and a real smile out of the models?
I got 15/20, but only because I'd seen a documentary previously on how the eyes influence smiles.
I think that info has been about as a meme for a while (even in song, e.g., "When Irish eyes are smiling").
Some of the models may be aware of it too, and will thus deliberately use their eyes to smile.
In that sense this information could be a fallacy repeating an assumed construct.
Somebody already in a good mood could smile more intensely than somebody who's had a bad day, although both might feel the same amount of joy or
So if I want a fake smile, I'll just say to the model "smile, please", like for a passport photo.
But what do I say to get a genuine smile?
"Dude, you've just won a million Dollars?"
That might get a real smile (after some disbelief), with a really nasty frown to follow if it's not true.
So, before I believe this I want to know the exact methodology they used to get a fake smile and a real smile.
Maybe they tickled the models for a "real smile".
You can't simply ask people for a real smile without inducing the emotion.
Maybe they told them a joke, and some just thought it was lame, while others exaggerated their responses to please the photographer.
This could simply be random photos of smiling people with some BBC reporter labeling one "genuine" and another "fake" according to his or her received
It could all be entirely wrong.
edit on 28-7-2013 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)