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    Unlocking the Power of the Female Brain...

    "We already know from just, well, living, that men and women do not think the same. But have you ever wondered what makes us tick the way that we do?"

    Read the full story here:

    http://www.refinery29.com/female-brain

    Areas in which women excel:

    Empathy
    Intuition
    Appropriate Worry
    Collaboration
    Self-Control

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    Thanks for your intelligent input, PeaceGuy, makes sense to me!

    "...But understanding that they are there can help one use them in modern world situations where they can be a strength and compensate for them in situations where they can be disadvantageous."

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayfulAlex View Post
    "We already know from just, well, living, that men and women do not think the same. But have you ever wondered what makes us tick the way that we do?"

    Read the full story here:

    http://www.refinery29.com/female-brain

    Areas in which women excel:

    Empathy
    Intuition
    Appropriate Worry
    Collaboration
    Self-Control
    "Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without inference and/or the use of reason"

    In other words to reach a conclusion without reason. Women may think this is a good thing, but it is not, because the conclusions reached are usually wrong. This is one of the things that drive men crazy (since they tend to reach conclusions through reason), it is NOT a positive trait.

    Also, collaboration: you might think that this is a good thing, but in the absence of a leader it usually leads to disorganized results. Men collaborate as well, but they do it through hierarchy, which results in better organization towards a goal. Men are better hunters, while women are better farmers, both activities require collaboration, but with different organizational emphasis. Carrying those through into human commercial activity sees men and women gravitating towards different fields, men end up building things while women end up in more communal activities, such as education.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tugela View Post
    "Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without inference and/or the use of reason"

    In other words to reach a conclusion without reason. Women may think this is a good thing, but it is not, because the conclusions reached are usually wrong. This is one of the things that drive men crazy (since they tend to reach conclusions through reason), it is NOT a positive trait.
    I've bolded the part that I'm most curious about. Is this from your experience, ie. you've been in situations where the woman was making conclusions based on her intuition, not a series of facts, and she turned out to be wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlayfulAlex View Post
    I've bolded the part that I'm most curious about. Is this from your experience, ie. you've been in situations where the woman was making conclusions based on her intuition, not a series of facts, and she turned out to be wrong?
    Lol...unless you believe in magic, intuition has a very high probability of being wrong.

    It is about decision making in the absence of facts to support the decision. You just "know" you are right, even though there is not a shred of evidence to suggest you are.

    Women are not the only people who do it, men do too, but it is less prevalent among them. Men tend to be more objective while women tend to be more subjective. So they are more likely to see things that aren't there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceGuy View Post
    Don't take him seriously. It's just the way that male brains have been shaped by evolution speaking here. You would better grasp the concept as "Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without conscious inference and/or the use of reason" The data is there, but one does not always go through the process of inductive reasoning. The answer just seem to pop into one's head. Some people can do that with math calculations.
    No, concious is not part of the quote (which doesn't come from me btw).

    Intuition is reaching a conclusion in the absence of information. It is not just "hidden", it simply isnt there. It is not inferred from related information either. It is created from scratch, and is something you just know, but for no definable reason.

    Some definitions here

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    Intuition is more feeling based than knowledge based. It's your gut reaction to a situation. Is it completely accurate?... No. Can people's initial gut feeling be wrong.... Absolutely. Better to listen to your gut than be sorry, whether it is a wrong conclusion or not, it's how one feels.

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    Id rather unlock the zipper of the female pants. But thats just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UhOh View Post
    I'd rather unlock the zipper of the female pants. But thats just me.
    It's an interesting site, with some unusual articles! Maybe try this:

    http://www.refinery29.com/sex-cereal

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceGuy View Post
    It's unnecessary to read the definitions that you link to when the article that the OP is speaking about explains what it is referring to as intuition. It is different from the regularly understood meaning of the word. The article is not talking about intuition in the dictionary sense, but rather exactly the way I termed it, the processing of information that is available to the person without conscious reasoning.



    Read the article. scoff at it if you wish. But at least talk about the terms in context with the basis of the conversation.
    According to your quote,
    "“Studies show that the frontal lobe in the cerebral cortex is more active in women,” says Amen. “In part, because the white matter here has more connections, and therefore, women are able to pick up on more emotional cues like facial expressions.”"

    serves to support the notion that anything a human perceives is only through the 5 senses we have - touch, smell, sight, sound, and taste.

    That the frontal cortex may be better developed in women allowing them to detect emotional cues better, it is still via the senses.

    However, many who believe in "intuition" seem to not know how they come to their knowledge. They resist that it is their senses at work, or don't make the connection between their senses and knowledge. It is as though they think that "intuition" is a form of supernatural power. Therefore they deny any form of rationality in their knowledge.

    The fact of the matter is, is that highly developed consciousness is able to discern what is detected by the senses and how facts are connected to those senses. Undeveloped consciousness cannot discern how the knowledge was attained and facts assimilated. I would conclude that the "highly developed frontal cortex", or "intuition", is simply a nice way to avoid the pertinent issue - and that is, an undeveloped consciousness of perception. The motive for giving the "highly developed frontal cortex" reason is probably nothing more than political correctness for fear of offending women folk.

    Now if one were to claim that "intuition" or "gut feeling" is some form of supernatural power, then it is outside of rational discourse and indeed the scientific framework. Frankly such people are either completely irrational, stupid, or are geniuses with special gifts. I for one believe in supernatural powers, but "intuition" is not one of them; it is still in the realm of the senses.

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    shucks pardners, i use women intuition all the time

    i email or call women that I've never met in my life and if my 'spidey senses' (read 'women intuition') tell me to stay away, i do

    and i've never been wrong... those women have never ripped me off for a red penny...
    believe nothing of what you hear, and only half of what you actually see - question EVERYTHING...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceGuy View Post
    The vast majority of what passes in front of our eyes, travel into our ears & through our nostrils does not register on our consciousness. Yet we avoid tripping on a crack in the sidewalk, avoid a urinal used by someone who ate asparagus, step wide of the dumpster with the faint rustling sounds. The brain processes & the body acts without reasoned thought.

    Tests using fMRI have found instances where, when the test subject is instructed to move their arm, the signal to the muscles begins its journey to the limb before the instruction to do so has been formed in the brain.

    Our brains are an evolved organ that started out making bodies move, find food & sex & avoid hazard millenia before any brain on earth was capable of reasoned thought. Those parts are still in the human brain and continue to carry out function like they did in organisms that preceded us.
    DANG it pardner... you shore say some sensible things sometimes...
    believe nothing of what you hear, and only half of what you actually see - question EVERYTHING...

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