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Intuitive Decision Making: How to Identify Fear vs Intuition

Intuitive Decision Making: How to Identify Fear vs Intuition | Bounded Rationality and Beyond |

One of the biggest challenges people have with intuitive decision making is how to differentiate between fear and intuition. Learn how to tell the difference. 

A major part of the process of intuitive decision making is learning how to differentiate between your emotions and your pure, intuitive voice.  In my experience, I can identify intuition more by feeling than by emotion.  Emotion is secondary in the process, in that it can arise from a feeling and in this way be related to and directly stem from ones intuition.  However, our intuitive voices speaks to us in sudden flashes of insight, which usually move at a much faster pace than emotions, which always arise in reaction to thoughts, experiences or our perceived reality.

Therefore, if you are feeling fear, it is almost always a sign that whatever intuitional message may have been present has likely been surpassed and lost as one moves into more habitual patterns of reacting to a given stimuli, thought, or situation.  Fear tends to muddy the waters, as do many emotions, in terms of intuition.  Again, intuition comes more in the form of feelings such as hesitation, feeling compelled to do or say something, knowing, insight, revelation, vision, sudden awareness of an idea or thought and so on.  There is also typically a physical component such as a going weak or strong feeling, gut reaction, etc.  As you learn to trust yourself more deeply, the intuitive voice becomes stronger and more noticeable.  At first it can be hard to identify.  Using self-trust building affirmations can greatly speed up the process.

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8 Things We Simply Don't Understand About the Human Brain

8 Things We Simply Don't Understand About the Human Brain | Bounded Rationality and Beyond |
Despite all the recent advances in the cognitive and neurosciences, there’s still much about the human brain that we do not know. Here are 8 of the most baffling problems currently facing science.

Virtually every animal sleeps, which is crazy if you think about it. Sleep must be incrediblyimportant because evolution hasn’t devised a way around it. It’s a condition in which conscious awareness has been (for the most part) shut off, leaving us unaware of our surroundings and completely vulnerable. Deprived of enough sleep, we would eventually die.

So what’s the purpose behind it? It could be a way to recharge the brain and replenish the body’s energy stores. Or, it could help us consolidate and store important memories whilethrowing out the neural nonsense we don’t need. And indeed, there seems to be some credence to the idea that sleep helps us encode our long-term memories.

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Philippe Vallat's curator insight, July 30, 2013 5:05 AM

A good lesson of humility :-)

Bernard Ryefield's curator insight, July 30, 2013 7:15 AM

Science is always advancing (and putting itself in question), just too slowly for some; give it time (and efforts). The article is presenting some of the most interesting questions in brain science, some of them having huge implication: what if there is no free will ? In that case, better have philosophical arguments ready to answer this question: what we collectively do of it (just think about the judicial system) ?

Ruth Obadia's curator insight, August 9, 2013 10:42 AM

Neuroscientists cannot explain how incoming sensations get routed around such that they can be translated into subjective impressions like taste, color, or pain. Or how we can conjure a mental image in our minds on demand.