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  • So the eyes are a very useful ways to sometimes to determine truthfulness, and there’s a

  • lot of things so the first thing, let’s talk about eye contact. There’s not one

  • shred of academic research that shows breaking eye contact is an indication of lying. However,

  • everybody believes that. Everybody believes that If you break eye contact youre lying,

  • there’s not one shred of research that shows that, okay. However, there is some research

  • that shows that people tend to make an overbearing amount of contact when they lie, because they

  • think that you, you think that if they break eye contact that you are going to perceive

  • them as lying. So one of the things youll see people do is, I swear to God, I swear

  • to God, I didn’t do that, and then they make an unusual amount of eye contact, which

  • is a deviation from how they make could be an indication of lying. Also blink rates,

  • it’s really a strong way of determining, it’s not a strong way, but it’s one of

  • the ways you could maybe use to determine whether someone is lying. So there’s two

  • responses with blink rate. Our blink rate tends to increase when we get really emotional

  • about something, all right. So blink rate is coordinated with emotion all right, so

  • youll see an increase in blink rate right there. But blink rate also decreases when

  • we experience something called cognitive overload. And what cognitive overload is, it’s basically

  • when our brain, lying requires more cognition then telling the truth. So lying requires

  • more cognitive facilities than when you are telling something honest. So what tends to

  • happen behaviors tend to stop when you are lying. So one of the cool things youll

  • tend to see is, some research points to, when you see someone is telling a lie, youll

  • see a decrease in cognitive overload, and when they get away with it, youll see an

  • increase in blink rate, because they just got away with it. So it’s kind of cool,

  • but it’s not highly accurate and it’s hard to look for, but it’s something you

  • can be mindful of.

So the eyes are a very useful ways to sometimes to determine truthfulness, and there’s a

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How to Spot a Liar by Their Eyes | Body Language

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