What actually happens when you get a ‘gut feelling’/intuition?
When you get an intuition feeling in your stomach, it’s because of a special connection between your brain and your gut. Your gut is full of nerves that are constantly sending signals to your brain, and your brain is constantly sending signals back.
Sometimes, your brain picks up on something important that your conscious mind might not be aware of, like a potential danger or a decision that needs to be made. When this happens, your brain sends a signal down the vagus nerve, which connects your brain to your gut.
This signal causes your gut to contract and release certain chemicals, like adrenaline and cortisol, which can cause that “butterflies in your stomach” feeling. These chemicals can also affect your heart rate, blood pressure, and other bodily functions.
So when you get an intuition feeling in your stomach, it’s because of a complex interaction between your brain and your gut, involving nerves and chemicals that help your body react to important information. It’s like your brain and your gut are working together to keep you safe and help you make good decisions.