It’s never too early or too late to uncover the superpowers that are hidden inside you. Using insights from brain research labs, it is possible to sharpen your faculties and empower yourself. Ultra Special Senses (USSs) are a set of perceptive abilities of the brain—they form the building blocks of superpowers. In a conversational style, Dr Anjana Sen reveals how strengthening your fifteen USSs can build reserve capacity for coping, increasing resilience and enhancing leadership attributes. Demystifying courage and self-awareness, the author urges you to align with your USSs to bring out the best in you.
Chapter 8: Stomach Speaks Louder When I'm Afraid
Stomach Speaks Louder When I'm Afraid
Tan Tan: Introspection means seeing inside? You got the spelling all wrong on the chapter title.
Me: Interoception is correct. It means perceiving information from inner organs and processes of your own body.
Tan Tan: Huh? Why would I want to know?
Me: Because this perception is useful during introspection and getting to know yourself.
Tan Tan: Like how far down in my intestines has my hamburger gone? That doesn't tell me much about me!
Me: USS 7—‘Interoception’ or ‘perception of what's happening on the inside’—works through signals the brain receives from the visceral organs to create a perception of the physiological ‘condition’ of the body (Craig 2003). This information contributes to a sense of ...