Beautiful Question Project. Chelsea Kelly. Question. Can twins feel each other’s emotions and pain?. Nancy Segal. Dr. Nancy Segal is a twin researcher.
In one of her books about twins, Segal wrote, “there is no evidence that twins’ similarities are cause by mental communication between them” (Fierro).
Upon reunion the Jim Twins discovered that both of their first wives names were Linda and both of their second wives were named Betty. One of them named their son James Alan, while the other named his James Allan (Segal 19).
Along with those similarities, the Jim twins had some more striking similarities.
In a blog on circleofmoms.com, one woman, Donna-Louise, mentioned feeling a burning pain in her leg to find out her twin sister was getting an injection in her leg at the time (Alice).
It’s hard for me to think that twins aren’t connected in any way after reading about many different sets of twins that were separated at birth and led almost identical lives, like the Jim twins. But, its hard to prove without factual evidence from studies.
After all my research, it was determined that there is no evidence supporting the question “can twins feel each other's emotions and pain?” but, does that mean that it’s not true? There’s no evidence supporting this because there is no way to test it. I think that there must be some sort of fate that plays a role in this. The happenings of these people’s lives are so similar it’s hard not to believe there is something responsible for it.
I didn’t find the answer I wanted, but I understand that because we cannot scientifically test why these things occur, we cannot say that twins are connected in a sort of spiritual way. I will definitely continue to read about this topic, because it really interests me.