Reading about the new Fox show "Lie To Me," I discovered that the lead character's ability to detect lies by "reading" suspects' faces is based upon the work of psychologist Dr. Paul Ekman, a Surprise Central hero due to his work in his groundbreaking book "Unmasking the Face" (which he wrote with Wallace Friesen).
In it, Ekman outlines that Surprise is one of the seven basic human facial expressions, and describes a tell-tale facial twinge called "The Surprise Brow" as:
Then again, perhaps I shouldn't be shocked at Ekman's influence on the show since one of its producers, the legendary Brian Grazer, is another Surprise Central fave due to his propensity of using the time-honored Surprise Brow-generating tactic of Time-Bombing.
Wednesdays on Fox at 9:00. Enjoy!