A more recent theory from Rupert Sheldrake’s, morphogenic fields, is one of the most important and widely accepted scientific theories that links the sense of being stared at and the biology of the eye. Morphogenesis is the “coming-into-being of form”; morphogenic fields are unseen fields that organize and shape biological development, some fields help to shape cells into new organs as they grow. The theory of morphogenic fields was first published in 1922. Sheldrake has developed a theory that morphogenic fields are a part of a larger class of monster cable called morphic fields including behavioral, social and perceptual fields. These fields can be modeled mathematically in terms of the dynamical attractors within the morphogenic fields.
Each human and animal has their own field. Sheldrake believes that these fields extend beyond the brain of the person or animal and subsequently the mind also has the power to travel beyond the guitar cables. The perceptual field links to one other system and its object. The exchange is only between the observer and the observed because it is only those two fields which are interacting. The mind then extends beyond the brain with the field to include or completely enclose the object. The field-field interaction is common in physics with models that are electric, magnetic and electromagnetic. These fields function along with the system they are influencing and have an effect on it, showing that they are localized in space and time.
The diagram on the left is the basic animal eye. It has remained generally the same, as a camera type eye, since the Cambrian era more than 500 mya. The theories from this essay focus mainly on the retina, optic nerve and photons. Before the Cambrian era there was only one type of eye, when vertebrates and invertebrates evolved two different types of eyes also evolved: the compound and the camera. The original eye was a nonvisual organ, found in fish which live mainly in darkness, later when the need for spatial vision increased the neural processing power, optical and motor components evolved. Receptors began to evolve as a tool to sense light for spatial vision. The need to detect light is because it is used to drive the body’s internal clock. The compound type is found in arthropods today. All large animals have camera type eyes the camera eye consists of a focusing lens which projects light onto the retina. The retina lies on the inner surface of the back of the eye next to the optic nerve which transfers information from the retina to the brain. Photo receptors in the retina release photons when stimulated by light. A photon is a quantum (bundle) of light that are produced to synthesize vitamin D. The visible range of photons is only a small portion of the electromagnetic field that has evolved over billions of years. Each electromagnetic field with a frequency contains photons. There is no rest rate for photons, this movement responsible for the momentum of electromagnetic waves. When a photon is absorbed by an atom it changes the angular momentum of the atom due to the spin of the photon causing the electromagnetic wave to move in a certain direction, determined by the photon emitted from the retina tissue. Daniel Sennert discussed this function in relation to the evil eye.