Forbes: The Science Behind Intuition


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Summary of Article

In my private psychiatric practice, I work with executives who come to me to develop their intuition. Intuition is the ability to know something from an instinctive feeling rather than simply conscious reasoning. It is an inner knowing accessible to us all that can guide us through life. Scientists believe it operates through the right side of the brain or through our gut, producing that gut-feeling so many of us can recognize. Women’s brains are optimized for intuitive decision-making because of their highly developed corpus callosum (the bridge between the left (intellectual) and right (intuitive) hemispheres of the brain. Recognizing and trusting our intuition takes practice but once it is developed it has the ability to guide us through life’s biggest questions. In this Forbes article, I share steps to access, develop and amplify intuition to fully tap into this superpower.

Read the full article on Forbes here.

Judith Orloff, MD is a New York Times bestselling author with the upcoming book The Genius of Empathy: Practical Skills to Heal Yourself, Your Relationships and the World (Foreword by the Dalai Lama). She has also written The Empath’s Survival Guide and Thriving as an Empath, which offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people. She integrates the pearls of conventional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, empathy, energy medicine, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice and online internationally. Her work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Oprah Magazine, the New York Times and USA Today. Dr. Orloff has spoken at Google-LA, TEDx U.S. and TEDx Asia. More information about Dr. Orloff’s Empathy Training Programs for businesses, The Empath Survival Guide Online Course and speaking schedule at

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