These cues help demonstrate which sensory representational system the person is currently accessing: visual, auditory or kinaesthetic (including gustatory and olfactory).
VR – Visual Remembered When people look up to their left, they are generally accessing pictures they have actually seen before; eg, an orange.
VC – Visual Constructed When people look up to their right, they are generally constructing images they have not actually seen before; eg, an orange with purple spots.
AR – Auditory Remembered When people look sideways to their left, they are generally hearing something they have heard before; eg, a piece of music, or their mother’s
AC – Auditory Constructed When people look sideways to their right, they are generally hearing something they have not heard before; eg, a piece of music they are creating for the first time, the sound of a glass bell.
AD – Auditory Digital When people look down to their left, they are generally talking to themselves in their own voice.
K – Kinaesthetic When people look down to their right, they are generally accessing emotions or bodily sensations.
Keep in mind that these are indeed generalizations. Many eye movements happen too fast or almost too fast to track. Just because someone looks up and to their right when answering a question does not mean he or she is lying! Additionally, some folk are simply not neurologically organized this way.
Spend some time now practising with these 6 accessing cues.
Exercise 1 – Practise Accessing