What parts of the brain are activated when we make a gut decision?


There’s wisdom in the body… In this LinkedIn post by Daniel Goleman, Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, explains the complex process of how our minds and bodies formulate and respond to a hunch.

What’s fascinating is people who are aware of their interior, called interoception, or perception of the interior, are people who are more empathic and have greater activity of the right insula, which makes them more self-aware, at least of emotions. When you’re self-aware, you get a gut feeling.