Poker face? Study suggests your eyes tell all

Study finds your eyes move predictably when thinking of numbers
Study finds your eyes move predictably when thinking of numbers

Poker players watch for their opponent's tells -- tics and mannerisms that give away the strength of his hand. Scientists have discovered that there is a link between eye movements and our perception of numbers, although this tell is probably too subtle to be useful in Las Vegas.

A team from the University of Melbourne and the University Hospital Zurich asked subjects to speak a random sequence of numbers between 1 and 30; when the next number in their sequence was smaller than the previous one, their eyes would shift leftward and downward. When the next number was larger, the eyes would shift rightward and upward. Interestingly, they also found that a large number shift brought about a large eye shift, and a smaller number shift, a smaller eye shift.