Eye Movement Does Not Predict Honesty

Eye-MovementA popular notion that people look towards right and upwards while lying, has been proved wrong. The same was established at the time when a three-part study, being taken out by a group of researchers from the U. K. and Canada, was revealed.

Lead author Caroline Watt, from University of Edinburgh, said that their study findings are totally opposite to the prevailing notion that left side is an indicative of truth and right for false.

"Our research provides no support for the idea and so suggests that it is time to abandon this approach to detecting deceit”, said Watt. The study was taken out in three parts, in the first part, 32 volunteers were asked to hide their mobile phones in office.

Half of them were asked to tell lie about the same and half to tell truth. They were videotaped during that procedure. The video was shown to next group, which was not aware of the truth and lie game. This formed to be the next stage, as they were asked to detect, who was lying and who was not, on the basis of eye movement. It was found that volunteers were not able to differentiate between liars and honest people.

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