Media: De Kennis van Nu

merijn bij kennis van nuIt is always a true pleasure when someone is interested in your work. This time I was contacted by a TV show on science, called ‘De Kennis van Nu‘ who were interested in an item about lying. In this episode you can see Diederik Jekel trying to figure out whether his co-host tells lies. To prepare for his “interrogation” he visits researchers working on lie detection (Sophie van der Zee) and interrogation training (that’s me).

See the item here:
http://www.dekennisvannu.nl/site/media/De-ideale-leugenaar/6269

See Diederik’s attempt at an interrogation here:
http://www.dekennisvannu.nl/site/artikel/Herken-jij-de-leugens-in-dit-verhaal/8788

The interesting thing with TV is that it takes way longer to record than it does to watch. Preparing the demo’s and recording the item took all afternoon, yet you will have to pay attention to not miss my 1 minute of fame. Still, it was a lot of fun to have the producer, director, sound guy, camera guy, and the presenter in our lab at HMI. Also, big thanks to Erika van Lier and Jan Kolkmeier for helping me with the demo’s.

The episode was aired on Dutch National TV (NPO2) on 19 Januari 2017. You can find me about 19 minutes into the episode.