Top professor reveals why you have ‘gut feelings’ you can’t rationally explain

Top professor reveals why you have ‘gut feelings’ you can’t rationally explain

Top professor reveals why you have ‘gut feelings’ you can’t rationally explain

He says the human brain relies on a ‘wi-fi connection’ to pick up micro-signals about what another person is thinking.

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Human brains are interconnected through type of 'wi-fi' which allows us to pick up far more information, or micro-signals, about other people than we are aware of, a psychology expert explains.

Professor Digby Tantum, Clinical Professor of Psychotherapy, at the University of Sheffield, believes that language plays only a part in how humans communicate, and that these tiny cues, explains how people often have a ‘gut feeling’ or intuition about a person or situation despite not being able to logically say why.

In other words, it is possible to be on the same wavelength as another person.

Professor Tantum describes the phenomenon as ‘The Interbrain’, telling The Telegraph, “We can know directly about other people’s emotions and what they are paying attention to.

“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.”

“One of its advantages is that the connection exists in the background. We take it for granted unless it is brought to the surface of our minds.”

He believes this phenomenon may be behind why you avoid eye contact on your commute, or find busy places overwhelming, as too many people overload the brain with subliminal information.

But he also argues, the interbrain is why humans are drawn to religion, sporting events and concerts.

“Being in crowd mode may also make us experience what it would be like to transcend out perspective, our time, our place and our capacity, to feel for a moment, like a driving being.”

But he does believe this special way of communicating, which has evolved over millions of years, does need to be done in person, not online.

“Emotional contagion occurs at the speed of light, not the speed of electronic transmission. Face-to-face visual input is accompanied by sound, by gesture, by the smell of sweat, by the possibility of touch, and by a connect.”

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