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Lie to Me (sometimes stylized as Lie to me*) is an American television midseason replacement that premiered on the FOX television network on January 21, 2009. The main character, Dr. Cal Lightman (portrayed by Tim Roth), aided by his colleague Dr. Gillian Foster (portrayed by Kelli Williams), detects deception by observing body language and microexpressions through the Facial Action Coding System, using this talent to assist various clients (such as law enforcement, among others)...




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Facial Action Coding System—

  • Go to Anger
  • Go to Contempt
  • Go to Disgust
  • Go to Fear
  • Go to Happiness
  • Go to Sadness
  • Go to Surprise
The Facial Action Coding System (FACS) is the cumulative database of research and development of microexpressions within behavioral science created by The Paul Ekman Group, LLC. Seven years in the making, it was originally developed by Paul Ekman and two colleagues after many years of work discovering the universal emotions of the human face. The results have culminated in a manual that is now used by law officers, doctors, performers and is becoming increasingly popular with teachers.


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  • Lzbth

    hi guys!

    September 23, 2014 by Lzbth

    wow it's been a while since this wiki has been updated... and this blog section is pretty old too. 

    we need a list of pages that we dont have, even minor characters are important. characters that are …

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  • Morganmarie


    February 1, 2011 by Morganmarie

    Does anyone know how to find out who all the faces of actual people are that are shown during some episodes? I mean the ones that are flashed on the screen to compare with a character when he is caug…

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  • Effectofthemassvariety

    On the first season episode, Unchained, they do a "spot the racist" test. The test shows both a white man, then a black man, and has positive attributes next to the name. Now, supposedly, the person …

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  • Babyjabba

    Wow, I really love the new look especially the facial coding article/slideshow on the top right! What a great show and now we have a great looking wiki to write about it on. Plus, yay for blogs! Ba…

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  • XD1

    Fresh approach

    November 4, 2010 by XD1

    I love the show, particularly the new twist on the crime drama genre. The idea of a human lie-detector is a very creative device for building storylines around, and the whole concept of micro-express…

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