Three contestants competed, one at a time; rules were the same as the original version.
The contestant had the usual 60 seconds to face each one, and the comics alternated turns. Round One[ edit ] Three contestants, who were randomly selected from the studio audience, competed; each one came out one by one in round one, much like the s version.
At the time, his advisor and co-author, Robert Trivers, was writing a book about self-deception, so Lynch decided to look at how self-deception -- basically, lying to yourself -- influenced sense of humor. Round Two The Toughest Room in America [ edit ] Two audience members were chosen for this round, one at a time, each with one of the comedians performing for 60 seconds and mw to elicit a laugh. Self-deceivers were less likely to laugh at the stand-up comic than those who were more laugn.
He found that the more someone practiced self-deception, the less likely they were to genuinely laugh. Round Two Tag Team Round [ edit ] One audience member soneone chosen for a second performance by all three comedians, with each taking 30 seconds.
Participants also filled out a survey to reveal whether they practiced self-deception and then answered some additional questions about mood, extraversion, and whether they enjoyed the comedian. He recorded the actions per frame, noting the duration and intensity of each. Also, he watched the eyes.
The contestants wagered a portion of their scores on their predictions as to whether any of the comedians could make the audience member laugh; a correct prediction added the amount of the wager, while an incorrect prediction deducted ,e. People who are self-deceptive could be more concerned with honest aling.
Bonus Round Mystery Comic [ edit ] The winning contestant faced a "Mystery Comic", whose identity was not revealed until it came time for the round to be played. Bonus Round Tag Team Round [ edit ] This round is called "The Tag Team Round", because the winning contestant now faced all three comics in this sommeone round of the game.
Specifically, he looked at the lips to see if students smiled with a Duchenne smile, which is an involuntary and genuine grin. People can fake a guffaw or a smile, mwke FACS ensures he could tell if students genuinely smiled or forced it.
Each subject watched the show alone while the researchers videotaped the reactions.