- May 3, 2007
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- Political Leaning
Why is it so many of us can tell when someone is behind us if we cannot hear or see them?
Well first, we can only sometimes do that. I'm sure there have been at least as many times when someone has been behind you without you noticing. Confirmation bias will influence our impression though. We can also believe something is behind us when it isn't, especially in times of stress or fear.
There is also a lot of evidence that you frankly don't hear them or sense them. It's a trick your mind plays on you. Attempts to replicate the feeling of having "someone watching you" have been very difficult and mostly negative.