Mar 10, 2012

A "privileged window” into the subterranean mind

It is always reassuring to read about research that supports your gut feeling, or actually gives reasoning to the gut feeling itself. In the post "Are Emotions Prophetic?" Lehrer explains why it is reasonable to trust feelings. He raises the question whether our "unconscious is better suited for difficult cognitive tasks than the conscious brain". He mentions "The emotional oracle effect" (defined at the lab of Michael Pham at Columbia Business School). What I like the most, is how he describes emotions as a “privileged window” into the subterranean mind.

Image Rene Magritte

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