July 16, 2012 at 1:05 PM ET
Put away those indoor Ray-Bans: a new study conducted by the University of Edinburgh suggests that eyes don't actually betray a lie. It may actually be turning one's head to the left instead.
Hoda was surprised, because she said that when conducting interviews at NBC's "Dateline," she's always used eye contact to suss out a falsehood. Her liar-alarm is a shift of the glance to the left, or "that eye flash" you do when someone catches you in a lie. Like, Hoda said, when someone asks, "Did you eat the last cookie?"
Hoda decided to try by asking Kathie Lee, "Do you like my dress?"
KLG did her best to turn to the left, which is what the research indicated may be a better test to see if someone is lying.
Unfortunately, because KLG is not one to gloss over her feelings on Hoda's outfits in the name of politeness, she doesn't make for the best control.
Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY.com contributor who doesn't even lie about that last cookie anymore.
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