Can twins read each other's minds?
December 18, 2019 4:34PM
Probably not. Many twins claim to exhibit ESP-like behavior, including finishing each other’s sentences and feeling phantom pain when the other is hurt. However, there is no conclusive scientific evidence that twins have extrasensory perception. Many psychologists agree that these instances of “twin telepathy” are the result of genetically influenced traits or simple closeness as opposed to something supernatural.
One such instance that made news in 2009 involved 15-year-old twin sisters from the UK. One twin, Gemma, claimed that she “had a feeling” about her sister, Leanne, being in danger and went to check on her. She found Leanne submerged in the bathtub after losing consciousness, and her quick response was able to save Leanne’s life. Although this incident sounds pretty supernatural, it can be explained by mere coincidence and the fact that Leanne had suffered from similar “fits” before.