A new story from The Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman


Our expertise is so specialized, our problems as you've made reference to a couple of times are so daunting that the biological brain on its own is not really up to the task that we really have to acquire what I call a second education and thinking outside the brain at skillfully using these external resources in order to meet the meet the moment really of what our world demands of us. And then the other thought I had, you know, I talk about non conscious information acquisition in the chapter on introspection because that was the explanation. You know, just like the nature loving stuff, I initially approached the idea of intuition that's informed by interoception with a little bit of sketch of skepticism, you know, gut feelings like how often, how would that work? That sounds a little mystical, but the idea or the reason of what the research suggests is that, you know, as you were saying, there's so much information coming at us all the time just in daily life that our conscious minds can't absorb at all. But we can store and register and store a lot of that in a non conscious way in terms of noting patterns and regularities and these patterns are too complex for our conscious minds to really us to be able to articulate in a conscious way so the way we have access to those helpful patterns and signals is through those introspective cues. You know, that's what a sudden sort of tightening in your stomach or a sudden elevation in your heart rate. That's what that's your body telling you. You know, this pay attention, this is something you've encountered before. You've maybe had a similar experience before, and this is how you acted. You know, so we get access to all that non consciously stored information through the body. And that's why it's so important to be attuned to what the body is telling you..

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