Recent work on the unconscious tells us that we know and perceive many things unconsciously that we could never explain or understand with our conscious minds. Gut feelings are real. Intuition is real.
More and more we learn that what we call consciousness is just an afterthought tacked onto a vast reservoir of unconscious feelings, thoughts, and impulses. Things we know on some level, and yet on another entire level, we are completely blind to.
At any time, our mind is processing millions of pieces of stimuli both internal and external and yet we are only dimly consciously aware of just a sliver of what we experience.
So, it is patently obvious to me that we can "feel" something greater than what we can perceive consciously.