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Rupert Sheldrake - 31st January 2022 - The Sense of Being Stared At. Scopaesthaesia and its implications.

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Scopaesthaesia, also known as the sense of being stared at or stare detection, is very widely experienced and the great majority of people including children say they have turned around to find someone looking at them. This sensitivity also seems to be widespread among animals and may have evolved in the context of predator-prey relationships. Yet there has so far been very little research on the subject and the very existence of this phenomenon goes against conventional materialist theory that minds are located inside heads. In this talk, Rupert Sheldrake will discuss experimental research on this subject, unanswered questions, and some of the theoretical implications.

Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. is a biologist and author of more than 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 9 books. He was a Fellow of Clare College Cambridge, a Frank Knox Fellow at Harvard University, and a Research Fellow at the Royal Society. From 2005 to 2010 he was the Director of a Perrott Warrick Project, funded from Trinity College Cambridge for investigating unexplained human and animal abilities. His website is

31st January, 2022 8:00 PM through 10:00 PM
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