In a recent UC San Diego study, sociologists were able to determine that computers could more easily read human faces.
When asked to guess which image was pain out of two images, one fake and one real, humans in the study had a very low success rate, 55%.
However a computer determined to do the same was right 85% of the time.
Even when humans were told what signs to look for in a false reaction, their results provided something hardly better than taking a blind guess at it.
Could this be that computers process the details more accurately and consistently? Could it also be possible that humans determine emotions based on empathetic responses? In which case, a well faked pain could momentarily seem as real before logical processes kick in.
Read the original study at: Current Biology
Written by Aimee Echols