If you are able to feel someone's eyes, you are not alone. Surprisingly, 87% of people think they feel when someone secretly watching them. But do we really have this ability?
Dr. Gary Rosenthal and three of his colleagues from the University of Louisiana at Nicholls decided to find out for sure, and all conducted an experiment in which 140 people took turns sitting in a room where there were special, transparent on the back of the mirror and a video camera. Subjects were told that within five minutes of them can observe at any moment. After that, people reported feeling whether someone's opinion and where - through a mirror or a camera. The researchers found that study participants did not know when them were followed, with the exception of only a few cases.
So, we are not able to feel when looking at us. Then why do so many people believe the opposite? Perhaps the person who believes in something, is looking for the confirmation and ignore anything that contradicts this. Ultimately, people are fooling themselves. Team Rosenthal stresses that to participate in the experiment, 87% of people believe in their ability. And even see the results of the research, more than ¾ of the subjects continued to assert that they could feel the eyes facing them.
Source: Stephen Juan, «The odd body - 2»