Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Peripheral Vision

Have you ever gotten a glimpse of something out of the corner of your eye? A simple movement caught in your peripheral vision. Most will simply dismiss this as a shadow brought about by a flickering candle, or perhaps a pet jumping down from a piece of furniture. Ninety-nine out of a hundred times, these people are right.

But then there's that one elusive sight. It can easily be explained by the above conditions, but something feels wrong about it. A chill down your spine, a slight pain in your side. Maybe even a complete blanking of your mind, only to recede moments later.

Should any of these symptoms be felt, there may be cause for worry. Our peripheral vision is designed to catch motion, even in the dark. This was used to defend against predators in our early days, and as with many aspects of our human nature, it has remained, but weakened.

This view out of the corner of our eyes still alerts us to danger, and although predators have dropped on the list of dangers we may face today, they still exist. Should you ever feel that queer chill in your back, try not to focus on that shadow you saw in the corner of your eye. It might be better not to see.

18 comments:

  1. hair blocks my perpheral vision

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  2. i hate when i get spooked because of something i see in the corner of my eye.

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  3. That gave me real goosebumps >.<

    Can't wait to read some more lol

    +followed.

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  4. lol I like having a wide field of vision :)

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  5. Oh yeah lets all NOT look at the dangers in the night...
    Nah ill take my chances and run for my life later!

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  6. Training ones perfiferal vision can be great for awareness on a second to second basics and for catching the sight of others.

    As for the shadows in the corners of our eyes, from the most famous two, the man with a hood and the man with a hat, we all get creeped.

    Atavistic instincts still working strong in us

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  7. I think it's more psychological than supernatural.

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  8. I agree with Banacek. It's mostly psychological.

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  9. My curtains moved slightly just after I read that and I almost had a heart attack lol

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  10. Aww now you've got me looking from side to side all night, thanks T_T

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  11. i have to stop reading this in the early morning

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  12. nice post.

    followed!

    http://www.daily-life-of-mxc.blogspot.com/

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  13. Hate when that happens actually.

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  14. That happens to me a lot! And i hate it!

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  15. Yeah, it's like I always catch a glimpse of something glowing, out of the corner of my eye..

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