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 the New York Times best-selling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People. Her latest book Thriving as an Empath offers daily self-care tools for sensitive people along with its companion The Empath’s Empowerment Journal. Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, an empath, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff also specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice. Dr. Orloff’s 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 and has a TEDX talk. Her other books are Emotional Freedom, The Power of Surrender, Second Sight, Positive Energy, and Guide to Intuitive HealingExplore more information about her Empath Support Online course and speaking schedule on

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