I understand that virtual images are named because the rays that result from the reflected image "appear" to be emanating from an object (or resulting virtual image) behind a flat or convex mirror. However, I have two perhaps dumb questions:
All images "look" like they come from behind a mirror. Images in concave mirrors, which should produce real images beyond the focal point, look like they're behind a mirror. Is this still the proper distinction?
If this is the case, how do we distinguish really the difference between real and virtual images? It is possible to still see oneself in convex mirrors and concave mirrors alike.