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Do Gut Feelings Actually Exist?


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Categories: Biology   |   Psychology   |   Science  
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Have you ever wondered why you get that feeling in your gut when faced with a risky decision? There's more behind it than you may think.

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"Recent neurobiological insights into this gut-brain crosstalk have revealed a complex, bidirectional communication system that not only ensures the proper maintenance of gastrointestinal homeostasis and digestion but is likely to have multiple effects on affect, motivation and higher cognitive functions, including intuitive decision making."

Interoception and Sense of Body-Ownership
"A key question is how the brain integrates different sensory signals from the body to produce the experience of this body as mine, known as sense of body-ownership. Converging evidence suggests that the integration of exteroceptive signals related to the body, such as vision and touch, produces or even alters the sense of body-ownership."

Gut Feelings Help Make More Successful Financial Traders
"Financial traders are better at reading their 'gut feelings' than the general population -- and the better they are at this ability, the more successful they are as traders, according to new research led by the University of Cambridge."


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