Last Updated Oct 6, 2008 5:20 PM EDT
His new book "Honest Signals" aims to show how our unconscious communications networks "provide a quite effective window into our intentions, goals and values. By examining this ancient channel of communications, for instance -- paying no attention to words or even who the people are -- we can accurately predict outcomes of dating situations, job interview, and even salary negotiations." (emphasis his).
I was in Pentland's lab last week and got a copy of "Honest Signals." He promised me that the book is designed for lay readers like me, and should take only an hour or two to go through. I've followed his work for years and have always found it cutting edge. I'll be going through the book and the papers and will post on them later this week.