Nonverbal communication. It was first scientifically researched in 1872 by Charles Darwin in his book The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals.
It can tell you more than you think. How about eye contact? Is that bookmaker looking at you in a certain way?
So what does eye contact, or more specifically the time someone looks in your direction, mean?
If someone measured the amount of eye contact by percentage, you may be receiving some very mixed messages.
If you are talking about the form of a given race at Kempton and your mate is looking at you 60% of the time you're not doing a very good job of convincing him. You can bet that the person is bored.
So that friend is looking at you quite intently, an extra 20%, perhaps. What does it mean? They fancy you.
This last occurrence may happen if you have given a few losing tips. So what does eye contact cranked up to 100% mean?
It's not good news. The boredom has gone beyond attraction and now we are talking one thing.
You are being threatened.