Pinocchio Effect: When You Lie, Your Nose Temperature Rises, University of Granada Study

Published: Dec 04, 2012

When a person lies they suffer a “Pinocchio effect,” which is an increase in the temperature around the nose and in the orbital muscle in the inner corner of the eye. In addition, when we perform a considerable mental effort our face temperature drops and when we have an anxiety attack our face temperature raises. These are some of the conclusions drawn in this pioneer study conducted at the University of Granada Department of Experimental Psychology, which has introduced new applications of thermography.

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