by Mitchell Cichocki
Eye movement seems to be associated with internal representations in the brain. This was first suggested in 1890 by William James then further explored by Richard Bandler, John Grinder and others involved in the creation of the Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) methodologies.
When candidly asked specifically targeted questions most people will move their eyes in certain directions as they access the related part of the brain. (Left handed people will be in reverse to the chart below)
– What color was your first pet? Eyes going up and left indicates a person is checking a real visual memory, eyes going up and right indicates a person is creating a visual in their head and possibly lying.
– What does your alarm clock sound like? Eyes go to the left as a person recalls an auditory memory
– What would a miniature elephant sound like? Eyes would likely go to the right as a person creates a new sound in their head
– What does it feel like to jump in a cold pool? Eyes would go down and right as a persons recalls the specific feeling.
– When you talk to yourself, what kinds of things do you say? Eyes go down and to the left as a person listens to their inner voice