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Precognition -- commonly called a "sixth sense" (a good phrase to avoid).
Precognition has to do with having seen something so many times that you "see it coming" before the unthreatened observer -- such as a witness -- does. The connection with fight or flight reflex is that, in a deadly threat situation, the mind draws on memory resources that are not typically used.
Precognition is a response to a subconsciously perceived queue, and has successfully been used in criminal defense (Miami policeman Luis Alvarez, 1982).
Experts (veteran specialists) are looking at completely different parts of the scene in front of them than people who are not exposed to such things on a regular basis. Veteran cops will pick up on cues rookies won't even know to look for and won't be looking at, and are more likely to respond appropriately.
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