Catalyst - To Catch a Liar

How good are you at spotting a lie? We're lied to up to 100 times a day, yet research shows fewer than one in a 1000 people can reliably detect lies. But science has declared a new war on deception.
In this special half hour report, Catalyst crosses the world to put the latest in lie detection technology to the test. We'll see an actual lie forming in the brain, visit the US Department of Defence's "Booth of Truth", learn the truths and myths of spotting lies, find out when lying is good for you, and why humans have evolved to be so vulnerable to liars.
Along the way, Catalyst reporter Dr Jonica Newby exposes one of her deepest secrets to the lie detectors – would you answer questions about your integrity, plastic surgery, even fidelity on national television? The stakes are high, or the tests won't work.

This program is released for non theatrical use within educational, government and business organisations. Additional payments under a Screenrights licence are not required. Please contact us for Exhibition or Streaming Licences.

Production Year: 
2006
Duration: 
28 mins
Series Episode
Standard $88
Schools $66
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