I couldn’t believe my eyes!
I was cleaning Shaggy, my parrot’s, cage at the weekend and got to replacing the newspaper in the tray at the bottom. The newspaper I picked up was dated Monday March 29 2010. On the top of the page it said; ‘It’s all in the eyes… if you know what to look for.’ Of course I had to stop and read it.
The sub heading was: “Study finds eye movements can be used to work out what a person is thinking.”
Science (Finally) Catches Up With NLP
I checked the date of the newspaper again because I thought I must have stumbled upon a vintage newspaper and read the date incorrectly! Yes definitely March 2010.
Using eye movements to determine what a person is thinking is a fundamental NLP skill, taught even on a weekend course. Most of you reading this probably already have my free eBook on the subject. And NLP has been around since the mid seventies. So quite a long time.
So why is ‘science’ only just catching on to this fact?
The study was conducted by the University of Melbourne and, “concluded that the art of ‘mind reading’ could be founded upon the study of unconscious facial expressions.”
Hellooo! Where have these people been for the last 35 years! I wonder how much time and money had been ‘invested’ in that ‘research’!
The report concluded:
“Apart from supporting the old wisdom that it is often the eyes that betray the mind, the findings highlight the intricate links between supposedly abstract thought processes, the body’s actions and the world around us.”
Professor Richard Wiseman, University of Hertfordshire psychiatrist, said the brain ultimately controlled both movement and thought. “The question is, what comes first, the movement or the thought. This would suggest it is the movement that precedes the thought. It is an interesting issue. The brain is hearing a request before it tells you that you have heard that request and so that is why there is an action.”
Validate this ‘research’ yourself.
You can find out more about eye accessing by getting the free eBook available when you join the mailing list. Then go try it out yourself, I’m sure you’ll find it extremely easy to find evidence to validate Melbourne University’s extensive ‘research.’