The new way to spot a LIAR, according to researchers trends now
Whether it's the 'dog ate my homework' or 'I'm working late', detecting lies in our daily lives has never been straightforward.
But researchers have now pinpointed some of the tell-tale signals of deception, with story-telling approaches at the top of their list.
Despite the common belief that liars usually avert their eye gaze while telling a fib, experts claim this is not always the case.
Instead, their simple rule of thumb is to keep a close eye on how much detail someone is sharing while telling a story.
Bruno Verschuere, associate professor of Forensic Psychology at the University of Amsterdam, who worked on the study, said: 'It feels very counterintuitive to just listen to what people are saying and not to pay attention to all kinds of other signals, such as how convincingly or emotionally someone conveys their story.
Story-telling details given were said to be a key when separating lies from truth (File photo)
'But people who tell the truth can give a rich