The Source of Intuition




Neuroscience and Neurology CategoryThe limbic system… Some scientists call this part of the lower brain a “transmitter to God” because it is at the center of the intuition that we experience. In other words, if we were to believe in the existence of human spirit, this is the part that would most likely connect our mind to the spirit.

There are actually many subparts we can divide our attentions into within the limbic system. My subsequent posts will deal with each sub organ of limbic system as the discussion leads. For now, I would like to stay focused on the concept of intuition that is related to the brain function.

Many people rely on their intuition. With varying degree of success, we all experience intuitive reactions in our lives without thinking. I made some intuitive decisions that my mind logically disagree with. And I don’t know how glad I am to have made such decisions intuitively. So then, how does the intuition work in relation to our subconscious mind? Learning about brain functions, I was always fascinated about its spiritual capability to connect our minds with qualities that are neither corporal nor scientific. This is one area that I am thrilled to study further.

  • J

    You won’t find any science to ‘study’ along the lines of how the limbic system transmits messages to god!

  • Anupriya Srivastava

    i believe there are certain parts of brain that are More active in determining the intuitive force and I strongly agree with u on your study…
    Continue welll., no matter what people say…. Follow ur intuition…

    I get a lot of intuition and I am very much interested in finding out the science behind it….please keep writing…
    Moreover I think that u can be intuitive about some things than other because u are connected to them… the energy of certain things interact with u and make u more sensitive to it …. The unconscious brain is full of mysteries and I think it plays a role…

  • Patti Wilson-Herndon

    http://www.healing-arts.org/n-r-limbic.htm

    Jonathon, I enjoyed your post! I recently read an article by Júlio Rocha do Amaral, MD & Jorge Martins de Oliveira, MD, PhD on the limbic system, which you can reach at the above link. It was fascinating to me and I found it highly informative and thought provoking. Have you read the book “Blink” by Malcolm Gladwell?…Deals with the subject matter of intuition. I look forward to reading more from you.

  • God gave all living things intuition. The difference between humans and the animal kingdom is we have been programmed by society to believe on a conscious level not to believe what we feel that we might not see therefore many times this survival skill is wasted by human nature and written off as crazy thinking or New Age thinking which in fact isn’t either, it’s our gift of survival from our creator.

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Jonathan You

Jonathan You is a writer/pastor with a keen interest in science, especially in the area of metaphysics. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and Fuller Theological Seminary. Apart from his writing career, he spend much time preparing for seminars and lectures for his ministry. He runs a series of Successful Christian Living, which involves research on how the human mind works in relations to believer's success.
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