Smile Quiz: Duchenne or Non-Duchenne

See how many famous smiles you can correctly identify as fake or real with this smile quiz!

Just like other falsified emotional expressions, there are subtle but key giveaways that can help you separate fake smiles (Non-Duchenne) from genuine smiles (Duchenne).

See if you correctly pick out the Duchenne from the Duchenne smiles on the celebrities below!

OJ Simpson

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Britney Spears

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Tom Cruise

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Queen Elizabeth II

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Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

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Jackie Chan

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Rami Malek

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Sofia Vergara

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Tim Roth

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Dalai Lama

Social Connectedness
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Is that a Duchenne or Non-Duchenne Smile?

Looks like you could use some extra practice to improve your detection skills. With our training, you'll be covered to see more than just the Duchenne smiles and Non-Duchenne smiles! See what other emotional cues and facial expressions you can learn to detect: Training Tools

Nice work! You scored within the average range but don't stop there! To truly get your competitive edge, take your skills one step further and learn how to see past other deceptive facial expressions: Training Tools

Congratulations! Your high score indicates that you probably know your way around a smile (real and fake) but how confident are you when looking at other emotional cues? To make sure your skills can be used on other expressions (especially micro expressions) our trainings will help you get, and keep, your edge: Training Tools

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Paul Ekman is a well-known psychologist and co-discoverer of micro expressions. He was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine in 2009. He has worked with many government agencies, domestic and abroad. Dr. Ekman has compiled over 50 years of his research to create comprehensive training tools to read the hidden emotions of those around you.

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