truth bias and lie detectionALIED Theory. People are biased to believe others are telling the truth. ALIED shows this is not because people are gullible, but because they are marking smart judgments. The theory draws on research across many disciplines of psychology, from social to developmental, and from decision-making to neuroscience. Since its initial publication, it has been supported with computational models and behavioural data.

conflict decision Unconscious Lie Detection. Our research shows that there is limited evidence for unconscious benefits. Instead, the Focal Account argues that the strongest evidence in favour of the unconscious – indirect lie detection – actually tells us a lot more about how we can improve conscious lie detection.

Body Motion

Deception. How do people behave when they lie and tell the truth? Using automated systems and dynamical systems analyses, we find that liars engage in flexible strategies.



Hiding and Finding. How do you try to find something that’s hidden from view, or how do you hide something from someone else? And does it matter if the other person is a friend or a foe?


Viewing with Others. Knowing you’re viewing something alongside someone else affects what you attend to. We call this Joint Perception.


Eye Tracking Methods. We offer a simple MATLAB algorithm for correcting eye tracking errors

houseofknowledgeReplicating Science. In science, it is never the case that one study can be relied upon – research comes up with conflicting findings all the time. We must replicate our past findings to get a better sense of what works and what does not. Our lab is proud to join researchers across the world in working to replicate research.