How you move your mouse may reveal if you are lying

Posted at 11:18 AM, Jun 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-21 11:18:03-04

Did you know that the way you move your computer mouse may reveal if you're lying?

Researchers at the University of Padova in Italy say it's possible.

A study they conducted showed there are differences in mouse movements between an honest answer and a dishonest one.

For instance, people giving truthful answers slid their mouse directly to an answer while people giving false answers took a longer, indirect path to theirs.

Researchers say the technology may someday be used to help identify terrorists entering countries under false identities.

Their next step, they say, is studying how honest and dishonest answers affect typing on a keyboard.