What is intuition? Most if not all humans experience intuition yet this very question has remained curiously untouched by psychology and brain research alike.
Intuition is simply one of many forms of communication between conscious and subconscious in each one of the two human brains. The subconscious sort of hints to the conscious about something whether a potential course of action, a piece of information, a warning or something else.
This is opens up other questions and particularly as to the agency of the subconscious. Why is the information conveyed and by “whom”? The deliberate and targeted nature in which the information is conveyed clearly indicates that the subconscious is not only a vast repository of all sensory impressions ever received but that the subconscious itself in fact has consciousness with independent agency to act on its own.
The conscious agency of the subconscious acts in various ways in e.g. inhibiting the agency of the conscious in various ways and social contexts but also in hinting by means of intuition. Intuition is thus a highly advanced form of semi-covert communication from the agency of the subconscious to the agency of the conscious.
It is thus an essential scientific task for psychology and brain research alike to map the nature and modes of communication between the agency of the subconscious and the agency of the conscious in each one of the two brains.
There are various ways to succeed with something and one of those ways is relying on a proven track record of relying on one’s own intuition. This is how a successful military commander survives in war for s/he has to make a decision in the split of a second in a combat situation. This is how many successful businesspersons attain success and relying on intuition is also a very common way to raise children. We all somehow experience communication from the agency of the subconscious to the agency of the conscious and the only thing that is lacking is scientific understanding as to the nature of this very communication.
One implication of this is that the subconscious is actually not subconscious at all but has rather full access to the conscious. It is rather the conscious that is unconscious as to the subconscious. This may sound confusing but as we have two parallel brains, each one with its conscious and subconscious are there actually four separate agencies of sentient cognition within the human cranium with no doubt often competing agendas and priorities as often resulting in psychological suffering due to e.g. cognitive dissonance, procrastination, psychological paralysis, indecision, irrational emotions such irrational fear and so on and so forth.
Psychologists and psychotherapists are typically rather helpless in helping clients of theirs due to the clinician simply being unaware of there being four conscious agencies of sentient cognition within the cranium, each of which is fully connected with the nervous system.
Each of the two consciouses has a personality and there can be little doubt that each one of the two subconsciouses also has a distinctive personality considering that it exercises conscious sentient agency. How could it simply be “cognitively neutral” (i.e. tabula rasa) considering that it exercises highly sophisticated agency such as intuition and inhibition?
While the two brains do develop distinctive personalities is thus the question whether the conscious and the subconscious share the same personality? Considering the frequent and painful conflicts between the agency of the conscious and the agency of the subconscious that most experience would it seem extremely unlikely that the respective personalities of the agency of the conscious and the agency of the subconscious in each brain are identical. The agency of the conscious and the agency of the subconscious are furthermore more functionally distinctive, something which must influence and shape not only perception, but also experience, thought and therefore also development of personality.
We all know how frustrating it is to become inhibited by the subconscious and so we need put ourselves in the metaphorical shoes of the agency of the subconscious in understanding how it is to be the subconscious in one of the two brains within the cranium.
Experiencing the agency of the subconscious must mean having access to vastly more information than have the conscious and so this would conceivably involve emotions of frustration overt shortcomings of the agency of the conscious due to it having much more limited access to information and so intuition thus functions as a sort of liaison mechanism so as to ameliorate those very shortcomings by relaying hints and pieces of information.
How then does subconscious communication operate? Communication within the cranium is performed by means of electro-chemical reactions. Not only do the two brains communicate by means of electrical reactions but so do the respective subconsciouses of different persons also communicate with each other.
Culture is essentially constituted by a vast network of communication between our respective subconsciouses. When experiencing becoming imprisoned by behavioral roles (both habitual roles and habitual psychological reactions) is this most likely because the two subconsciouses communicate with each other and make the rules which they impose on their respective consciouses. The question thus arises whether this communication is conscious or whether the subconscious has its own subconscious? Is the subconscious akin to a vast corridor with progressing degrees of awareness or is there a hierarchy of cognition within the subconscious?
These are obviously essential questions for psychology and brain research to jointly discover. What is clear however is that the current scientific understanding of the workings of the two brains in the human cranium is still very much in its infancy and this is very much due to the fact that the social science of psychology has yet to develop into a strict natural science.
What is clear however is that intuition is most clearly underrated, underestimated and underappreciated indeed. Intuition is akin to a gift from heaven, for many an incredible talent of clarity which most persons have not learned to appreciate. Intuition is similar to having your own personal intelligence agency. Intuition needs be rigorously scientifically documented in understanding its individual qualities. In a psychological laboratory is it possible to question participants as to what course of action that they would spontaneously advise and the quality of this advised course of action can subsequently be measured for efficacy by game theory.
While intuition can be a gift can it also be a life curse. Clinical psychopaths typically act in a highly intuitive manner with socially and legally often highly disastrous consequences for clinical psychopaths with relatively lower individual IQs. Whether you should rely on the subconscious of one of your two brains thus depends on the quality of judgment of the agency of sentient cognition of that brain. Thus is it perfectly possible that one of the two brains in the cranium develops very good judgment while the other brain does not or at least to a relatively much lesser degree.
The question as to and to what degree a person should rely on the input of the agency of one of the two brains thus depends on whether and to what degree an agency of subconscious in one of the two brains has developed good judgment indeed.
It is thus very much possible for the science of psychometrics to measure relative degree of good judgment not only in each one of the two consciouses in the two brains but also in each one of the two subconsciouses in the two brains as the subconscious paradoxically is far more conscious that the conscious in the subconscious being fully aware of the workings of the conscious while the conscious has extremely low awareness as to the workings of the subconscious.
Another essential question relates to the nature of communication between the two subconsciouses as between the two brains in the cranium. How conscious is really that communication? That of course relates to the structure of the subconscious as mentioned above, something which clearly needs be further explored by psychology and brain research alike.
What is at play is thus a complex communications network between the four agencies of sentient cognition as well as between the two subconscious sentient agencies of cognition in excluding the two consciouses. What is hence needed in scientific terms is development of a rigorous scientific field of the cybernetics of the human brains as pertaining to the nature and structure of communication between conscious and subconscious, between the two brains; conscious communication between persons as well as subconscious communication between persons.
While intelligence science has developed many applications in terms of intelligence training and partly subconscious covert operational intelligence communication does intelligence science operate by particularly low scientific standards which means that it focuses on development of operational applications and so invariably neglects theoretical scientific understanding. Academic psychology is focused on theoretical understanding with development of applications typically being left to self-help gurus and schools of psychotherapy.
Not only needs intelligence science become public and established in academia with optimal public transparency but a cybernetics of the human brains needs be developed at the intersection of psychology, psychometrics, brain research and neuropsychology. Developing the cybernetics of the two human brains has in fact tremendous potential for improved quality of life and psychological wellbeing for human beings all around the world.
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