COUNCIL CHRONICLE – The human brain is an amazing thing as it helps us store information, memorize events, read, learn, and make connections. Also, people sometimes have gut feelings about certain things. This is among the things that scientists had yet to find a rational explanation for.
What are Gut Feelings Anyway?
A top professor is now offering an explanation that might explain gut feelings. He mentioned that our brains rely on a connection similar to a Wi-Fi one. With the help of it, humans pick up signals about other people. Apparently, our brains are connected with the help of this Wi-Fi-like signal. This helps people catch different micro-signals from other people.
Professor Digby Tatum from the University of Sheffield mentioned that language is just a part of human communication. He also states that the micro-signals we receive are the ones that gave us a certain intuition or a gut feeling about a situation or a person. Although we get this feeling, we don’t have an explanation for it.
Professor Tantum mentioned that this phenomenon is known as the interbrain. He says that we are capable of understanding how a person is feeling with the help of this connection. He stated that this is at the back of our mind. This might be why we just feel some things without having a rational explanation for them.
“It is based on the direct connection between our brains and other people’s and between their brain and ours. I call this the interbrain.”
The professor also believes that the phenomenon gives us certain feelings and alerts. For instance, most people avoid eye contact during commutes. This is because there are too many people and this might overload the brain with information.
Tantum also states that the interbrain is responsible for our feeling joy when in a room with many people. For example, when we go to a concert or a sports event.
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