The belief in “evil eye” is so strong even Sahih Muslim tells:
“The influence of an evil eye is a fact; if anything would precede the destiny it would be the influence of an evil eye, and when you are asked to take bath (as a cure) from the influence of an evil eye, you should take bath.”
Also I do not think about glance as a support of conversation as it was researched by Justine Cassell and Kristin R. Thorisson in experiments with embodied conversational agents.
I would like to write about the well- known phenomenon of the fact that if you look at someone he turns and looks at you. I made some “cottage industry” researches about it looking at people through a glass or at a reflection of a person in a mirror. Always people turned and looked at me. Next I developed my researches and tested if only mirrors reflect glance’s hypothetical radiation or also other materials. At a bus or tram I stood near person who was reading a book or a newspaper and read it. The person always raised his head and look at me for a moment and looked at me and next read again. If only I started to read his book again the person looked on me. So conclusion of these fact could be that if you look at someone your brain emits some kind of radiation through your eyes which is detected by other people who are recipients of your glance and the radiation passes through glass, reflects from a mirror, and from paper. I have never make the experiment with a camera. It would be interesting to find out when a security guard, observing group of people on his screen, focuses his glance at one person if the person turns and looks at the camera connected with the guard’s screen. do not know anybody who makes this kind of job, so I cannot ask. I made experiments with dogs, cats and birds. I focused my glance at them and always animals noticed my gaze. It means that sensitivity to gaze is not only human domain but it was created in other species. This feature is due to the fact that if an animal did not notice a predator in time it could not pass his genes to next generations. Predators are very quiet and mask perfectly. You can go near them and do not notice them. When the predator is lurking into the wind, you cannot feel its smell. In many dangerous life situation basic five senses is too less to survive life. You cannot see, hear or feel smell of the predator. I do not tell about touch and taste because if you feel them it means the predator is just killing you. So the potential victim must have some additional sense, which alarms her about danger at the situation where other senses failed. The predator could have the ambient colour, could not move, do not breathe for a while, or breathe very quietly. He can set himself into the wind. But he cannot close his eyes to stop watching his prey. The blindly attack would be failed. No mention of bats, which are able to make the blindly attack. But they make so much noise in the ultrasonic range of sound that potential victims are quite well informed about marauding striker. So through the eyes you send some kind of energy that can be perceived by others. This energy can even modify your behaviour. I do not mention about hypnotists but even a dog looking on you can modify your behaviour. As you know dogs are hungry always. Even he had just finished his meal. If only he sees that his owner prepares some food he immediately looks at his owner. Different dogs have different stratagems, but the goal is always the same: snatch the food from his owner. I had several dogs and I noticed that the dog is able to precipitate food from my hand only focusing his gaze on my hand. Of course, when I notice the dog’s maneuver before, then this dog’s trick was impossible, but if I do not pay attention to the dog, it often happened that the food fell down on the floor and immediately disappeared in the dog’s stomach.
The fact is that some kind of energy is sent through the eyes and it can be felt by others and also it can modify the behaviour of neighbours.
It would seem that the phenomenon is worth further investigation, but somehow I have not hear about a progress in this field.
There are carried out research on camouflage such as invisible military uniforms made from metamaterials that could bend and carry the light from the front to the back of a soldier, which gives the impression of invisibility. You can make a soldier invisible, silent and odorless, but the enemy will feel his gaze and be worried and cautious.
Probably the military are keenly aware of the properties of glaze and military research institutes lead researches about neutralization of the eyes’ energy and influence on potential opponents.
It is puzzling why the civilian science does not lead on this research. Perhaps the phenomenon is so well known that it seems obvious and anyone who would like research it is afraid to be ridicule.
At the end it would be interesting to check whether robot gaze can be sensed. If yes, then the hypothesis of sending the brain radiation could be discarded in the trash and we should look for other explanations. Unless that a robot’s electronic brain can emit this same radiation as a human’s or animal’s brains.