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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychic_staring_effect

The psychic staring effect (sometimes called scopaesthesia) is a supposed phenomenon in which humans detect being stared at by extrasensory means. The idea was first explored by psychologist Edward B. Titchener in 1898 after students in his junior classes reported being able to "feel" when somebody was looking at ...

www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-narcissus-in-all-us/201102/how-you-know-eyes-are-watching-you

Feb 16, 2011 ... You know that feeling you get when you're being stared at? Out of the corner of your eye, even outside your field of vision, you can just tell someone is checking you out, sizing you up, or trying to make eye contact with you. Sometimes it almost feels like ESP, this ability to detect another person stare, ...

curiosity.com/topics/the-psychic-staring-effect-is-that-weird-feeling-youre-being-stared-at-curiosity

Jul 18, 2016 ... This effect, also sometimes called scopaesthesia, is the phenomenon of supposedly feeling people staring at you. But is that really something you can feel? British psychologist Edward Titchener was the first to write about this concept in his 1898 article "The Feeling of Being Stared At," published in Science  ...

www.csicop.org/si/show/can_we_tell_when_someone_is_staring_at_us

Three subjects reported during the period that they did feel as if something was “ wrong,” “odd or unusual,” but they were unable to report where the experimenter was seated during the staring period. Two subjects reported that they were habitually being observed and routinely were stared at by other people. One of these ...

theconversation.com/a-sixth-sense-how-we-can-tell-that-eyes-are-watching-us-65661

Sep 19, 2016 ... Some studies have found that up to 94% of people report that they have experienced the feeling of eyes upon them and turned around to find out they were indeed being watched. Sadly for those who wish we were X-men, it appears much of the body of research supporting the “psychic staring effect” ...

mentalfloss.com/article/70227/how-can-we-feel-when-people-are-looking-us

Nov 9, 2015 ... This question comes from our reader Dominic from Ohio. It's not too out of the ordinary to feel like you are being watched. But why are we so prone to catching someone who's gazing at us? The cause is not psychic ability, but really a mix of your brain's lightning fast processing abilities and our species' ...

blogs.scientificamerican.com/moral-universe/the-feeling-of-being-stared-at

Dec 17, 2013 ... A stare. Fifteen years later, J.E. Coover followed up on 'the feeling of being stared at' with an article of the same name. In it, Coover reported a series of questionnaire studies indicating that a majority of people report experiencing this feeling, and then described an experiment (so elegant that The New York ...

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2308318/Think-someones-staring-Youre-paranoid--hard-wired-brains.html

Apr 12, 2013 ... We are hard-wired to feel people are staring at us - even when they aren't, according to a new scientific study. The research found the human brain is geared to assume others are watching even when there's little or no evidence of it. Scientists suggest this feeling is designed to put us on our guard or make ...

www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/why-can-we-sense-when-people-are-looking-us

Nov 19, 2015 ... “Gaze perception — the ability to tell what someone is looking at — is a social cue people often take for granted,” Colin Clifford, a psychologist at the University of Sydney's Vision Center, told the Daily Mail. “Judging whether ... What is a ' brain orgasm' (and why does it feel so good?) I love you in many ...