Intuition... .  This may be an example of an intuitive signal ... for the computers, right? 

A note on the Science of Intuition

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        Psychodynamics may provide a key to understanding intuition.

        Psychodynamics is the study of cognitive, subconscious and primal neurological responses to sensorial input and experiences. Where these senses and responses converge with cellular memory, electrobiochemistry and the sensitivity of our cells and nervous system to lesser-cognative energy frequencies is where we can begin to find the scientific foundations of (and possibly a new definition for) intuition. 

        We tend to experience the higher levels of our intuition when dozens of conscious insights, subconscious memories and senses converge to bring forward a conclusive insight that would normally be beyond the scope of conscious calculation or cognitive explanation. In psychodynamics we examine how the mind can simultaneously combine a large number of sensoral and recalled components to experience an otherwise complex insight that is beyond standard cognition. Intuition is a full step forward from there, if we include other levels of sensitivity. . 

       Instinct, like so many other inherent skill sets, seems to be an expression of our basic intuitive nature. Many of our instinctive responses are manifested by our capacity to 'feel' the process of these many varied inputs and 'senses' converging -- we have the information, we can feel it coming together, but it is too complex (or outside our standard language and experience) to fully undertand or put into words or define. We can merely decide to react within the context of our most conditioned or learned response; or not react at all, which is a fully legitimate form of response within the fight, flight, faint or freeze range of instinctive responses. 

         In this thesis, intuition is 'the holistic merging of the cognitive senses, the non-cognitive experiences and memories, and the body's bio-electrical sensitivities'. This definition was first introduced as part of a seminar presented in 2000 for the annual conference of the International Council of Psychologists held at the University of Padua, Padua, Italy.

        For too many years intuitive perception was regarded as an illusional (and imaginary) event, rather than as a transpersonal (and practical) event. With the current opportunity for information, experience and language with which to analyze, discuss and manipulate its processes, it becomes a science. Many of the greater insights we have available to understand this at a practical level have emerged from recent breakthroughs in the field of electrobiochemistry and neurology as well as communication and design psychology. Science continues to explain the electrical activity (and emanations) from our bodies as well as our cellular capacity to pick up the emanations from others -- and all the implications of those basic understandings. And so it is time we add these facts to the increasing volumes of material and put our knowledge to use.

       Volumes of evidential research on intuition have been presented to past and current generations. Many papers have been published and many authorities acknowledged. Some generations embraced and applied the knowledge. Others found it unfashionable or threatening. The current generation finds a preponderance of both (?!) acceptance and nonacceptance. In past generations, those who found it threatening to their experience, philosophy or curriculum carried more passion and exerted more energy to keep it out of institutional practice than had been exerted to promote its institutionalization by those who simply (and often too quietly) applied it in their own practice. 

        We support the study and investigation into the practical application of intuitive sciences and promote the work of many of its proponents, including our associate Dr. Beth Hedva, who trains professional psychologists and lay counselors in Transpersonal Counselling, Parapsychology and Intuition Development.

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