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The Eyes Don’t Have It: Lie Detection and Neuro-Linguistic Programming

  • Richard Wiseman,

    Affiliation: School of Psychology, University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

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  • Caroline Watt mail,

    caroline.watt@ed.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Psychology Department, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Leanne ten Brinke,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Canada

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  • Stephen Porter,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Canada

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  • Sara-Louise Couper,

    Affiliation: Psychology Department, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Calum Rankin

    Affiliation: Psychology Department, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Published: July 11, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040259

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Media Coverage of This Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 13 Jul 2012 at 22:22 GMT

The following articles represent some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Boing Boing
Title: “"Lying eyes" may be a myth - Boing Boing”
http://boingboing.net/201...

Publication: Examiner.com
Title: “New research proves you can hide your lying eyes - Birmingham science news | Examiner.com”
http://www.examiner.com/a...

Publication: AlphaGalileo Foundation
Title: “The Eyes Don't Have It: New Research into Lying and Eye Movements”
http://www.alphagalileo.o...

Publication: International Business Times UK
Title: “Eyes Do Not Hold Lies or Truth, Finds Study - International Business Times”
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/...

Publication: Medical Daily
Title: “Eye Movements Won't Tell if You Are Lying - Medical Daily”
http://www.medicaldaily.c...

Publication: Education Week
Title: “Study: Students Don't Look to the Right When They Lie - Inside School Research - Education Week”
http://blogs.edweek.org/e...

Publication: Discovery News
Title: “No Such Thing as Lying Eyes: DNews Nuggets : Discovery News”
http://news.discovery.com...

Publication: Top News United States
Title: “Eye Moment Has Nothing to Do With Lies, Says Study | TopNews United States”
http://topnews.us/content...

Publication: Medical Daily
Title: “Don't Believe This Lie: Your Eyes Can't Determine if Someone is Lying - Medical Daily”
http://www.medicaldaily.c...

Publication: io9
Title: “Shifty eyes have nothing to do with whether or not a person is lying”
http://io9.com/5925375/sh...

Publication: Counsel & Heal
Title: “Not in the Eyes: Eye Movement Can't Show Lying - Counsel & Heal :: Psychology :: Counsel & Heal”
http://www.counselheal.co...

Publication: Smithsonian Blogs
Title: “Myth Busted: Looking Left or Right Doesn't Indicate If You're Lying | Surprising Science”
http://blogs.smithsonianm...

Publication: Latinos Post
Title: “Think You Know How To Spot A Lie? Think Again, Eye Movements Don't Matter - Latinospost :: Science :: Latinos Post”
http://www.latinospost.co...

Publication: International Science Times
Title: “Your Eyes Don't Give Away Your Lies, Researchers Say - International Science Times”
http://www.isciencetimes....

Publication: Medical News Today
Title: “NLP - Eye Movements Don't Indicate Lying”
http://www.medicalnewstod...

Publication: Take Part
Title: “You Can Hide Your Lying Eyes, a Study Finds”
http://www.takepart.com/a...

Publication: UPI
Title: “Study: Eye movement no clue to truth/lies - UPI.com”
http://www.upi.com/Scienc...

Publication: Top News Arab Emirates
Title: “Eye Movement Does Not Predict Honesty | TopNews Arab Emirates”
http://topnews.ae/content...

Publication: Tech 2
Title: “Looking left or right not linked to lying, says study”
http://tech2.in.com/news/...

Publication: Only My Health
Title: “Eye Movements Don't Imply Lying”
http://www.onlymyhealth.c...

Publication: Top News United States
Title: “Eye Movement Unable to Catch Lies, Says Study | TopNews United States”
http://topnews.us/content...

Publication: ABC News
Title: “Direction of Eye Movements May Not Indicate Lying, Says Study - ABC News”
http://abcnews.go.com/Hea...

Publication: iol.co.za
Title: “Honestly, lying eyes are a myth - IOL SciTech | IOL.co.za”
http://www.iol.co.za/scit...

Publication: CBS News
Title: “Eyes and lies: New study debunks connection of eye movement and dishonesty - CBS News”
http://www.cbsnews.com/83...

Publication: Times of India
Title: “The eyes have it? Looking left or right is not linked to lying - The Times of India”
http://timesofindia.india...

Publication: Web MD
Title: “You Can Hide Your Lying Eyes”
http://www.webmd.com/bala...

Publication: TIME Healthland
Title: “Is That a Bluff? Looking for Lies in People's Shifty Eyes | Healthland | TIME.com”
http://healthland.time.co...

Publication: Huffington Post
Title: “'Lying Eye' Study Shows Eye Direction Doesn't Indicate Dishonesty”
http://www.huffingtonpost...

Publication: BBC News
Title: “BBC News - Academics say 'no truth' to lying eyes theory”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...

Publication: ITV News
Title: “Researchers say eyes don't lie | Anglia - ITV News”
http://www.itv.com/news/a...

Publication: Irish Independent
Title: “You can't believe your eyes when trying to spot a liar - Europe, World News - Independent.ie”
http://www.independent.ie...

Publication: Journal Sentinel
Title: “Don't look to the eyes to find lies - JSOnline”
http://www.jsonline.com/f...

Publication: The Independent
Title: “The truth about lying: it's the hands that betray you, not the eyes - Science - News - The Independent”
http://www.independent.co...

Publication: UKPA
Title: “The Press Association: The eyes do not have it in lie test”
http://www.google.com/hos...

Publication: Daily Mail
Title: “Honestly, lying eyes are a myth: No link between eye movements and telling the truth | Mail Online”
http://www.dailymail.co.u...

Publication: Daily Mail
Title: “'Lying eyes' are a myth - looking to the right DOESN'T mean you are fibbing, say scientists after video study | Mail Online”
http://www.dailymail.co.u...

Publication: Belfast Telegraph
Title: “The eyes do not have it in lie test - Offbeat, Breaking News - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk”
http://www.belfasttelegra...

Publication: EurekAlert
Title: “Eye movement direction not correlated with lying”
http://www.eurekalert.org...

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Competing interests declared: PLoS ONE Staff

RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 26 Jul 2012 at 15:59 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: All Voices
Title: “Researchers say that lying eyes theory is a myth”
http://www.allvoices.com/...

Publication: Neurobonkers
Title: “Liars look to the right, right? Wrong. | Neurobonkers.com”
http://neurobonkers.com/2...

Publication: Sciencebase
Title: “Liar, liar, pants on fire”
http://www.sciencebase.co...

Publication: SciencePunk
Title: “Eyes and lies: new research fails to support NLP theories on detecting liars | SciencePunk”
http://scienceblogs.com/s...

Publication: The New York Times blogs
Title: “Really? You Can Spot a Lie by Watching a Person's Eyes - NYTimes.com”
http://well.blogs.nytimes...

Publication: The Trinidad Guardian News
Title: “Academics: 'No truth' to lying eyes theory | The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper”
http://www.guardian.co.tt...

Publication: Times LIVE
Title: “Eyes don't betray lies - Times LIVE”
http://www.timeslive.co.z...

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RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 06 Aug 2012 at 20:01 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Medical News Today
Title: “Researchers Disprove Surmise That Eye Movement Direction Correlates To Lying”
http://www.medicalnewstod...

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RE: RE: RE: Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 10 Aug 2012 at 21:45 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: SciLogs
Title: “A brief history of eye movements, or why NLP sucks | Counterbalanced”
http://www.scilogs.com/co...

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Media Coverage of This Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 09 Aug 2013 at 18:11 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Scientific American 60 Second Science
Title: “Eye Movements Do Not Reveal Lying: Scientific American Podcast”
http://www.scientificamer...

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