The standard assumption is that minds are located inside heads. But many mental phenomena, including vision, suggest that minds are far more extensive than brains. There is now a large body of experimental evidence for the reality of the sense of being stared at, namely the ability to detect unseen gazes. There is also evidence for the effects of intention at a distance through telephone telepathy, the phenomenon of thinking of somebody just before they call, or knowing who is calling before looking at the caller ID or answering the phone. New evidence also suggests that joint attention can be detected at a distance. Such phenomena make sense if we think of minds as more like extended fields than as processes confined to brains.
January 10th, 2017, Goldsmiths College University of London, Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit