Eye movements as indicators of specific cognitive or thinking processes is a controversial and possibly one of the most valuable. Automatic, unconscious eye movements, or “eye accessing cues,” often accompany particular thought processes, and indicate the access and use of particular representational systems such as the visual, auditory, or tactile senses. Let’s take a look at some of the possible options of eye accessing cues. 

Eyes Up and Left: Non-dominant hemisphere visualization – i.e., remembered imagery (Vr)
Visual Remembered: Think of the color of your car. What kind of pattern is on your bedspread? Think of the last time you saw someone running. Who were the first five people you saw this morning? 

Eyes Up and Right: Dominant hemisphere visualization – i.e., constructed imagery and visual fantasy (Vc).
Visual Construction: Imagine an outline of yourself as you might look from six feet above us and see it turning into a city skyline. Can you imagine the top half of a toy dog on the bottom half of a green hippopotamus?



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