London, July 12 : The popular notion that looking
towards the right suggests lying, while the reverse eye movement
indicates telling the truth, may not be true, says a study.
led by Caroline Watt from the UK's University of Edinburgh debunked
this perception on the basis of three studies, demonstrating that the
eye movements were not linked to telling the truth or lying.
large number of people believe that certain eye movements indicate
lying, and this idea is even taught in organisational training courses,"
said Watt, the journal Public Library of Science ONE reports.
research doesn't support the idea and suggests that it is time to
abandon this approach to detecting deceit," added Watt, according to an