Lie detection has always been an area of fascination among people, especially those of us involved in the law, legal and investigative fields.
There are basically three techniques (utilizing brain responses v. those that rely on a machine interpreting physical responses, i.e. the polygraph) that are currently used, and uncomfortably, the latter two, making their way into courts all over the world as “proof” of testimony veracity; NLP (neuro linguistic programming) , EEG (electroencephalogram) and the newest toy of the lie detection crowd: the fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging). In Part I of this series, this week’s Bulletin will cover the oldest and machine-free of the techniques: NLP, using your eyes to see through another’s window to the soul. First we’ll explain the 6 basic directions the eyes travel to when questioned or in thought and then there will be the video displaying these eye movements.
NLP – Visual Accessing Queues
The directions discussed in the video below refer to the direction in which the eyes go when answering a question, or thinking.
- Up and to the Left : Visually Constructed Images. Asking you to imagine a tremendous spider with fangs and wings.
- Up and to the Right : Visually Remembered Images. Asking you to picture your favourite food.
- Left : Auditory Constructed. What the sound of a rock screaming may sound like? (assuming you haven’t heard one scream before of course)
- Right : Auditory Remembered. Kapa Kapa Moo Moo Hey!
- Down and to the Left : Kinesthetic. What did it feel like when you last had paper cut?
- Down and to the Right : Internal Dialogue. Talking to yourself. What should I do now? Where should I go?
Now for the video:
NOTE: This video was based on right-hand dominant people. For lefties, use reverse directions.
(We know that we will all consciously be eye-balling people for at least the next several days!)
BNI Operatives: A step ahead.
As always, stay safe.
- Mind-reading, lie-detection and telekinesis with fMRI and EEG – Science fact and fiction (psychologyinaction.org)
- MRI Lie Detectors (spectrum.ieee.org)
- Is this a neuro revolution? (thevarsity.ca)
- If You Want to Catch a Liar, Make Him Draw (psychologytoday.com)
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