Monday, August 25, 2014

Intuition and the unconscious mind

INtuition comes from the adaptive unconscious mind.

This is a logical way to understand intuition and instinct in your lives. However, I can't explain what happens in my life because it is this and more. But, I suppose you still might say that everything that happens with me is also a part of my adaptive unconscious mind.

I was watching a program about intuition in everyone's lives on the National Geographic channel. They were talking about how intuition is the Adaptive unconscious mind paired with new experiences.

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    Adaptive unconscious

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    The adaptive unconscious is a set of mental processes that influence judgment and decision making in a way that is inaccessible to introspective awareness, and thus linked to the unconscious mind. This conception of the unconscious mind has emerged in cognitive psychology.

    Adaptive Unconscious

    The adaptive unconscious is distinguished from conscious processing in a number of ways. It is faster, effortless, more focused on the present, and less flexible.
    In other theories of the mind, the unconscious is limited to "low-level" activity, such as carrying out goals which have been decided consciously. In contrast, the adaptive unconscious is thought to also be involved in "high-level" cognition such as goal-setting.
    The theory was influenced by some of Sigmund Freud's views on the unconscious mind. According to Freud, the unconscious mind stored a lot of mental content which needs to be repressed. The term adaptive unconscious reflects the idea that much of what the unconscious does is beneficial to the organism. For example, its various processes have been streamlined through evolution to quickly evaluate and respond to patterns in an organism's environment.[1]

    The Introspection Illusion

    Main article: Introspection illusion
    Research suggests that much of our preferences, attitudes, and ideas come from the adaptive unconscious. However, subjects themselves do not realize this, and they are "unaware of their own unawareness".[2] People wrongly think they have direct insight into the origins of their mental states. A subject is likely to give explanations for their behavior (i.e. their preferences, attitudes, and ideas), but a subject tends to be inaccurate in their insight. The false explanations of their own behavior is the what psychologists call the Introspection illusion
    In some experiments, subjects provide explanations that are fabricated, distorted, or misinterpreted memories, but not lies - a phenomenon called confabulation. This suggests that introspection is instead an indirect, unreliable process of inference.[3] It has been argued that this "introspection illusion" underlies a number of perceived differences between the self and other people, because people trust these unreliable introspections when forming attitudes about themselves but not about others.[4][5][6] However, this theory of the limits of introspection has been highly controversial, and it has been difficult to test unambiguously how much information individuals get from introspection.[7]

    See also


    1. Wilson, Timothy D. (2003). "Knowing When to Ask: Introspection and the Adaptive Unconscious". In Anthony Jack, Andreas Roepstorff. Trusting the subject?: the use of introspective evidence in cognitive science. Imprint Academic. pp. 131–140. ISBN 978-0-907845-56-0.
    2. Wilson, Timothy D.; Yoav Bar-Anan (August 22, 2008). "The Unseen Mind". Science (American Association for the Advancement of Science) 321 (5892): 1046–1047. doi:10.1126/science.1163029. PMID 18719269.
    3. Nisbett, Richard E.; Timothy D. Wilson (1977). "Telling more than we can know: Verbal reports on mental processes". Psychological Review 8: 231–259., reprinted in David Lewis Hamilton, ed. (2005). Social cognition: key readings. Psychology Press. ISBN 978-0-86377-591-8.
    4. Pronin, Emily; Matthew B. Kugler (July 2007). "Valuing thoughts, ignoring behavior: The introspection illusion as a source of the bias blind spot". Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (Elsevier) 43 (4): 565–578. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2006.05.011. ISSN 0022-1031.
    5. Pronin, Emily (January 2007). "Perception and misperception of bias in human judgment". Trends in Cognitive Sciences (Elsevier) 11 (1): 37–43. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2006.11.001. ISSN 1364-6613. PMID 17129749.
    6. Pronin, Emily; Jonah Berger; Sarah Molouki (2007). "Alone in a Crowd of Sheep: Asymmetric Perceptions of Conformity and Their Roots in an Introspection Illusion". Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (American Psychological Association) 92 (4): 585–595. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.92.4.585. ISSN 0022-3514. PMID 17469946.
    7. White, Peter A. (1988). "Knowing more about what we can tell: 'Introspective access' and causal report accuracy 10 years later". British Journal of Psychology (British Psychological Society) 79 (1): 13–45. doi:10.1111/j.2044-8295.1988.tb02271.x.


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    Adaptive unconscious - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Though I can be very logical and methodical at researching the truth about anything, I prefer to intuitively grasp first whatever I can before I resort to logic to ferret information out. 

    I find just "Knowing" what is going on around me is usually superior to being forced to Logically analyze anything going on around me. 

    Also, Knowing and intuition is not limited to any time or space like logic and reason tend to be. Instead if you learn to access your intuition you really become both "Timeless" and "Limitless" in your perceptions of reality. 

    However, unless you constantly test what you think is real so you have confidence in what you are getting you could just die by moving forward on incorrect information. Sort of like the first people who built airplanes you see in old movies died when they tried to jump off of barns before they got the aircraft engineering down to a science. 

    Whereas now people fly at mach 2 or mach 3 almost every day somewhere in the world. It took a lot of engineering and a lot of deaths to accomplish this for the whole human race as well as traveling into space now too.

    So, for me, intuition is a science just like flying is a science and the more you learn the more you can do always learning and always growing as long as you are alive.

    Intuition is being aware of all time and space at once if you take it far enough. However, this isn't really a thought it is an experience like standing at the ocean watching a sunset. Only being aware of all time and space it is much more overwhelming than watching a sunset at the ocean.

    I find if I can maintain the experience of peace while being  everywhere and nowhere simultaneously I am at peace however long I do this.

    Once you get good at this you can maintain this state mostly 24 hours a day because it is a very safe feeling once you get used to it.

    The reason for this is Being is the actual state we as souls live in and Time and Space is actually a type of illusion we generate in order to learn and grow as beings and souls.



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