The life-long quest to find a scientific explanation to gut feelings seems to be at its end following the statement of a South Yorkshire based clinical psychotherapy professor. Digby Tantum of the Sheffield University announced that intuition, considered by many the cornerstone of human thought, could very well be the result of a shared brain Wi-Fi network, capable of processing micro-signals far beyond the conscious threshold.
Gut Feelings Related to Brain Wi-Fi
Intuitions or gut feelings, as they are called, are those little funny people who dwell inside our heads and their job is to give us insight on a problem, without us even thinking about how we could solve that particular situation.
Intuition has always been a subject of arduous debate, in both art and science. For a grasp of the obvious, gut feelings can help us make quick decisions long before our rational side has had a chance to go through all the facts.
Professor of Clinical Psychotherapy Digby Tantum has discovered that gut feelings have a common denominator with Wi-Fi networks. To explain how gut feelings work, the professor and his colleagues wheeled in a new type of psychological phenomenon called the ‘interbrain.’
According to Tantum’s mystically-ingrained interbrain, all human brains are somehow interconnected through a Wi-Fi network which, in turn, allows us to make decisions based on various type of micro-signals.
What that boils down to is that one brain can establish a direct connection to another one and by following this thread, one person could understand another person without having to process information on a conscious level.
Another implication of Tantum’s interbrain theory might be laughter. This shared brain Wi-Fi connection, capable of decoding hundreds of thousands of micro-signals, can explain why we burst into laughter when we hear and see another person laugh.
The sense of smell also plays an important role in the inner workings of the interbrain. As Tantum pointed out, the proximity of the orbitofrontal cortex to the nose could explain why the sense of smell can be considered the cornerstone of human connections.
In his book ‘The Interbrain,’ professor Tantum also warned that prolonged exposure to online communication mediums could result in a total alienation of this Wi-Fi connection, making us lose track of all the micro-signals perceived in a face-to-face conversation.
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