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How the body and mind talk to one another to understand the world

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    Some highlights: In a practical sense it's interesting to note that, 1. better interoception seems to have some benefits, and 2. our interoception can be improved through certain techniques like...

    Some highlights:

    ... I visited the London Stock Exchange to work with high-frequency traders. These traders claimed that their decisions were often driven by gut instinct, when faced with fast-coming information that the conscious brain could not yet fully process. My colleagues and I demonstrated that interoceptive accuracy was enhanced in those traders who were most adept at trading, potentially grounding their intuitive instincts in a capacity to sense informative changes in internal bodily signals.

    ... Neural representation of bodily signatures are altered in borderline personality disorder (also known as emotionally unstable personality disorder), and interventions designed to focus on the body, such as mindfulness, have been shown to reduce anxiety. Insight into the nature of these embodied mechanisms opens up potential avenues for further understanding and targeted intervention.

    In a practical sense it's interesting to note that, 1. better interoception seems to have some benefits, and 2. our interoception can be improved through certain techniques like mindfulness meditation.

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