A study called The Hawthorne Effect claims that watching folks alters their behavior.
Most parents don’t need such high falutin social experiments to understand that the instant their backs are turned their precious little darlings will be doing everything in their power to break all hell loose.
And anyone who has ever been asked to give a public talk must first win a battle with the stage fright monster before turning a mob of hungry, eager eyes loose on their teeniest movement.
There’s no getting away from the realization that our bodies, especially peepers, wield a tremendous power that is well deserving of investigation and contemplation.
Scientist Rupert Sheldrake calls this invisible yet directive force Morphogenic energy
and his own studies indicate that many humans and animals possess an
enhanced awareness of the vision of others and can reliably describe
when they are being observed even under double blind conditions.
Researchers from another human perception study attempting to
illuminate the innate tracking capacities of aboriginal hunters
found curious negative influences to tracking skills would
occur when the recruits were close shaved for military
service. The trackers relied on minute atmospheric
signals picked up by epidermal receivers which
no longer were available to them once their
evolutionary feelers were cut. If this is
all the antennae turning required to
screw up a truly incredible signal
it stands to reason that we must
pay close attention to all other
information waves for hints
that we might be missing
something even bigger.
Thank you, friend.