Ron DeSantis was on Fox, and Bill Hemmer talked about DeSantis giving a nod to Trump’s support in his book, and asked him whether a Trump endorsement matters in Republican politics in America.
He replied “I mean, I don’t know, I think our voters always make their own decisions, and they consider obviously, endorsements, and that time, he was president and was the big enchilada. But our voters want to look at you and size you up.”
Now start counting, as Blinky blinks his way through this 30-second clip. (I got 70.)
Liars tend to blink more because lying is stressful. Under stress, eye blink rate increases (Mann, 2013). People tend to blink more rapidly when they become nervous or when they hear or see something unpleasant (Navarro & Schafer, 2001).
How many times do you blink when lying?
Examining the model estimates, we find that the average blinks per minute for someone of an average age answering honesty to a factual question was 31. However, when lying they increased they blinks per minute by 1.67. All participants increased their blinks per minute over time by . 20 a minute.