Lie Detection and Blindness: Research in Pandemic Times

Keywords: communication, lie, deception, blind, visual impairment


The aim of this article is to explore the differences in lie detection between sighted and visually impaired people. In the study, three groups of blind and sighted individuals were tested on their lie-detecting abilities during natural everyday communication. Due to the current pandemic situation, the study was conducted in accordance with the sanitary regime, using appropriate methods and tools. The results revealed no statistically significant differences between blind and sighted individuals in the accuracy of lie and truth detection. The groups did not differ in how confident they were in making veracity judgements either. The study shows that visual impairment does not have an impact on lie-detection abilities and that blind people are as good at detecting lies as sighted individuals.


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