How do we notice when someone looks at us?

The phenomenon of the sight coming from another person (or an animal) in the neck is well known and undisputed.Some refer to the phenomenon as a special body perception (by means of a sensitive spatial perception-collection sense) or as a paranormalability, the sixth (orseventh) Sense of man.

Which senses orMeta-senses involved in this kind of implicit knowledge and what exactly happens in the body has not yet been sufficiently scientifically clarified. The hardliners (skeptics) among the scientists speak of chance at the starvation effect, in order to not have to give validity to the sixth sense, which they doubt.

At the turn of the millennium, the British biologist and parapsychological researcher Rupert Sheldrake conducted series of experiments to prove the sixth sense in the laboratory.Sheldrace’s test subjects felt the view from behind more often than average. Consequently, Sheldrake did not dismiss the phenomenon as a random event.

In Germany, Sheldrake’s research and books are better received than in his native England.Sheldrake, who has also successfully studied pets for their advance knowledge of when their master is heading home, concludes that 80 percent of the German population believe in paranormal phenomena.

There are a few quite unspectacular explanations for the phenomenon of being able to feel that one is staring at from behind and from which direction the staring takes place.

  1. Selective perception.

Situations in which our inkling is confirmed remain in the memory 鈥?but those times in which the feeling of being stared at are forgotten.

  • sensory perceptionsthat do not penetrate into consciousness.
  • This can be a movement in the periphery of the field of vision, a barely audible movement of the other, a breath of wind, the smell of its perfume.

  • The other only looks at us when we turn around in a jerk 鈥?and we think he’s stared all the time.
  • Perception: Can we feel it when someone stares at us from behind?


    Remote staring research explores the staring effect and the implicit (silent) knowledge of humans.Remote staring experiments, under controlled laboratory conditions, examine the everyday experience of many people who feel when they are observed or stared at (from behind or side), even if those affected cannot see the observer. The experienced experimenters Dr. Marilyn Schlitz and Dr. Richard Wiseman, despite the same experimental design, have repeatedly achieved “their” same results in the studies carried out in both the United States and the United Kingdom, but in terms of colleagues receive different results. While the subjects in Schlitz’s experiments tend to achieve random hit numbers, Wiseman’s results are consistent with the random hypothesis.
    Schlitz’s British colleague Wiseman, a self-confessed skeptic, could not comprehend her results.He reproduced his non-results in parallel series of studies. Conclusion: The level of consciousness and sensitivity of the observer (researcher) influences the results.

    References:
    Article Silent Knowledge in Remote StaringResearch, presented by the German journal for Anomalisticand Parasciences Journal of Anomalistics, Dr.Marilyn Schlitz (*1957) American medical anthropologist, scientific researcher of human potential, co-founder of Integral Health Network, President and CEO of Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) (2009-2012), Author, Dr.Richard Wiseman (*1966) British psychologist, University of Hertfordshire, skeptic, consultant editor of the journal Skeptical Inquirer, author, volume 5, p. 244-256, January 2005

    Summary article Lucid Dreams, Survival Research and Remote Staring, presented by the German journal for anomalistics and parasciences Journal of Anomalistics, Stephan Matthiesen, November 1, 2008

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