In wrestling, we were always taught to watch the opponent’s hips – because their head and their eyes were going to try and fake you out but hips don’t lie.

Likewise, if you think that you can use facial expressions to determine if someone has just won the lottery or lost everything in the stock market, researchers say it just doesn’t work that way.  Rather, they found that body language provides a better cue in trying to judge whether an observed subject has undergone strong positive or negative experiences. 

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