Some life has frequency signals sent and received between members so high, (signal) compact and quick (but not instantaneous or faster than light), as to not be detectable by humans or most other life.
Also, 'telepathy' (a form of simultaneous -- instantaneous -- send/receive communication mind to mind) and 'perception' or 'perceptiveness' (a variable quality of analysis and deduction : (dictionary) a capacity for comprehension, discernment) are not the same thing.
Telepathy is you say it and it is in another mind, or in others' minds if broadcast, at exactly the same instant as you say it. That goes for picturing as well. Possibly tension: Possibly all sensed and sensible things that make it to a mind, communicated to another, or others, in the same instant of making it to the mind. So there may be no separating telepathic communication from mental energy; transmissions and/or exchanges of mental energies, either. Telepathic communication could be both benign and malign in any one communication, accidentally so or otherwise.
Telepathy would be more than likely a form of quantum entanglement of certain segments, possibly boxed segments, of minds.