Can the direction of a person's eyes reveal whether or not they are making a truthful statement? Short answer: sort of. But, it isn't as simple as some recent television shows or movies make it seem.
In these shows a detective will deduce if a person is being untruthful simply because they looked to the left or right while making a statement.
In reality, it would be foolish to make such a snap judgment without further investigation... but the technique does have some merit.
The first time "Visual Accessing Cues" were discussed was by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in their book "Frogs into Princes: Neuro Linguistic Programming " From their experiments this is what they found.
“视觉线索解读”的理念由Richard Bandler和John Grinder在他们的著作《青蛙变王子：神经语言学编程》中首次提出。以下是他们在实验中总结出的一些原理：
Up and to the Left 向左上方看
Indicates: Visually Constructed Images (Vc) 暗示：视觉上建构图像
If you asked someone to "Imagine a purple buffalo" this would be the direction their eyes moved in while thinking about the question as they "Visually Constructed" a purple buffalo in their mind.
Up and to the Right 向右上方看
Indicates: Visually Remembered Images (Vr) 暗示：视觉上回忆图像
If you asked someone to “What color was the first house you lived in?”, this would be the direction their eyes moved in while thinking about the question as they “Visually Remembered” the color of their childhood home.
To the Left 向左看
Indicates: Auditory Constructed (Ac) 暗示：听觉建构
If you asked someone to "Try and create the highest the sound of the pitch possible in your head", this would be the direction their eyes moved in while thinking about the question as they "Auditorily Constructed" this this sound that they have never heard of.
To the Right 向右看
Indicates: Auditory Remembered (Ar) 暗示：听觉回忆
If you asked someone to "Remember what their mother's voice sounds like ", this would be the direction their eyes moved in while thinking about the question as they "Auditorily Remembered" this sound.
Down and to the Left 向左下方看
Indicates: Feeling / Kinesthetic (F) 暗示：感觉/知觉
If you asked someone to "Can you remember the smell of a campfire?", this would be the direction their eyes moved in while thinking about the question as they used recalled a smell, feeling, or taste.
Down and To the Right 向右下方看
Indicates: Internal Dialog (Ai) 暗示：自我对话
This is the direction of someone's eyes as they "talk to themselves".
How this information is used to detect lies:
Example: Let's say your child asks you for a cookie, and you ask: "Well, what did your mother say?" As they reply "Mom said... yes.", they look to the left. This would indicate a made up answer as their eyes are showing a "constructed image or sound. Looking to the right would indicated a "remembered" voice or image, and thus would be telling the truth.
A typical left-handed person would have the opposite meanings for their eye-directions.
As with other signs of lying, you should first establish and understand a person's base-behavior before concluding they are lying by the direction of their eyes. 在通过眼部微表情来判断对方是否说谎时，你应该先建立起对于对方基本行为举止的了解。
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