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Stephen Harper’s Truth Plane

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Robert Cribb talks to the Prime Minister’s body language advisor.

Watch the debate clips now and note the placement of Harper’s hands, cupped and open, directly at stomach height. Bowden refers to this as the “Truth Plane” — a visual expression that communicates the right mix of composed, competent resolve and level-headed credibility … Bowden would say our reptilian brains saw something different in him during the debate and campaign. Harper appeared to be the candidate “most assertive and in control,” says Bowden. “If you ask people what they thought of him, they’ll say he was prime ministerial. I think he did brilliantly.”