Friday, June 2, 2017
Reversing the Dulled Listening Process
This video highlights how the brain interprets sound and vision at the same time.
It is a good example of brain interpretation. It is also why I often look away while conducting an interview as I am concentrating upon the words spoken, rather than be unduly influenced, emotionally particularly, by facial expressions.
The process for hearing in which deceptive people exploit is reversed in formal and guided training's implementation of practice.
That which we repeat we embed into habit. Learning incorrectly will embed error.
We use the written statement to begin this process and with the careful training and guided application, the person learns to "hear" the very same words that were once processed without further attention.
That which, for example, sounded like a powerful, emotionally strong denial, wasn't.
In fact, it was not a denial at all.
We let the subject's own words guide us, knowing that most deception is from withholding information.
The key is knowing that the withheld information is actively on the mind of the speaker, at the time of deception. It is a priority to conceal this information, so that while yielding information, there are indicators of concealment apparent.
Determining the subject's language is like dealing with a crossword puzzle. When we have to decide what is the missing word, we should use the knowledge that we already have from other places in the puzzle.
Next, these indicators are words specifically chosen and themselves, yield information.
It is only when the analyst builds a large internal "data base" of deceptive language will the analyst appropriately discern deception.
Once this becomes habit, content analysis begins...
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