Feeling our inner sense with Mike. / by Mandy Wintink

Mike and I got into a conversation about The Interoceptive Mind, a way of feeling our inner body provoked partially by a book that I picked up at the Society for Neuroscience back in November. According to the authors Interoception is “the body-to-brain axis of signals originating from the internal body and visceral organs (such as gastrointestinal, respiratory, hormonal, and circulatory systems). [It] is the sensing of the state of the inner body and its homeostatic needs, to the ever-fluctuations state of the body beneath its sensory (exteroceptive) and musculoskeletal sheath.” In the process of discussing how we sense things — and how he and I might sense things differently — we bring up many related topics including intuition, gut feeling/reactions, multiple intelligence, depression, artists, and whether the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.


Resources:

Mandy’s Blog Post: Rethinking Intelligence: http://www.mandyland.ca/blog/2018/2/26/rethinking-intelligence-its-not-all-or-none

Dawn’s depression, referred to in this conversation:

Book: Tsakiris, M. & De Preester H. (2019). The Interoceptive Mind - From Homeostasis to Awareness. Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK.