Re: Recognition Reflex

Wed, 19 Oct 1994 15:53:23 EDT

Not sure if this post got through to the list.
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I attended a seminar on selling and was told that when people roll their
eyes during thought the direction that they roll them in is significant.
That is, when they roll them up to the left this corresponds to the left
hand side of the brain which is connected with memory therefore they are
recalling something. When they roll them to the right this corresponds to
the right hand side of the brain and relates to creativity - they are
thinking creatively. I have found this to work for me ie I actually feel
like I'm trying to remember something when I look up to the left and feel
like I need to think creatively if I look up to my right - I'd be interested
to know if this works for other people! Hilary.

In reply to...
If I'm in the wrong ListServ please point me in the right direction.

I have often noticed, while working with children and speaking with adults,
the rolling of a person's eyes in various directions ( e.g. up/left,
down/right) within the eyesockets while responding to questions or
difficult subjects. Presumably (at least in folklore) the eye movements
are related to thoughts, private and unexpressed,that the person has at
that moment.

I posted a querie on an educational ListServ and got no responses that
pointed to specific information. Is there research that would help me
understand this phenomenon a bit better? I'm gettting really curious as
information eludes me.

Any help would be appreciated.
Keith Gosse,
Resource Room Teacher, (Resident Computer Evangelist)

Copper Mountain Elementary School
3883 Kirkaldy Street
Terrace, B.C., Canada, V8G 2C4