However, when he says he didn’t have sexual relations with Monica Lewinski

– Pupil decoding was used by the ancient Chinese gem traders. They would observe the dilation of their buyers when negotiating prices to gauge whether to raise or lower the price 2 . Jade dealers of pre-Revolutionary China learned to counter and wore dark glasses to hide their dilated pupils when handed a valuable specimen of jade 5 .– During the Italian Renaissance, women drank belladonna berries (which are toxic, by the way) to dilate their pupils and make them look more attractive.– Nowadays, some tests show that expert card players win fewer games when opponents wear dark glasses. Rapid pupil dilation would indicate to the other player he should not bet on the next hand.

5 Eye Direction Body Language Gestures

A number of studies talk about the direction of eyes during lies. Typically, when people look up and to the right, they are lying or tapping into their imagination. When they look up and to the left, they are remembering or recalling something, tapping into the memory part of the brain. However, be sure you get to know their natural movements, because this can be reversed for left-handed people. Here are some quick guidelines observed in people:

– Looking to Their Right = Auditory Thought (remembering a song)– Looking to Their Left = Visual Thought (remembering the color of a dress)– Looking Down to Their Right = Someone creating a feeling or sensory memory (thinking what it would be like to swim in jello).– Looking Down to Their Left = Someone talking to themself.

This can help you detect a lie. If you ask someone a question and they look down to the right, they are creating a memory instead of remembering something. Note of caution: I have not been able to find a study replicating this effect-so only use with caution!

Looking left or right

What It Means: Looking sideways can demonstrate doubt, reluctance to commit, suspicion, or contempt. This usually indicates the need for more info. If someone is glancing sideways and also has a furrowed brow, it can denote suspicion or critical feelings.

Science shows there is a particular direction our eyes tend to shift when thinking about visual images versus symbols and numbers. Do you know which way our eyes go when thinking of visuals? Is it:

A classical study in 1972 of mathematicians showed that those who looked left while thinking used more imagery. People who look left while thinking may have more of an artistic and creative way of thinking. But those who looked right while thinking used more symbols.

And contrary to popular belief, studies show that looking left or right is NOT an indicator of lying. Spotting a liar is more intricate and tends to involve many other cues.

Our eyes are accessing cues when we look laterally, downward, or up and to the side 3 . These eye-direction cues indicate we are in a state of processing thought or emotion, like when a question is posed to us.

Pay close attention as he gestures with his hand to the right, but actually looks to the left. This disconnect in gesturing is a sign that he is lying. Furthermore, right after that, he says, “I never told anybody to lie,” with a head shake (this is likely true). .. he DOESN’T shake his head no. This indicates he’s lying.

Looking down

What It Means: Do you remember as a child walking down the cereal aisle? Right there at the corner waiting was Tony the Tiger. He looked down, since we were short, and made powerful eye contact. We instantly felt a sense of bonding. This body language is so powerful!

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