Survival Intuitions

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Survival Intuitions

Post by pankaaj » Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:44 pm

All the ppl from forum plz. listen to me...
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'SURVIVAL INTUITIONS & THEIR PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS'
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This topic is related to animal's or human's sixth sense to fight the danger .
Why it occurs ? Which chemicals r involved?
HOW THEY FUNCTION?
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Re: Survival Intuitions

Post by Linn » Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:18 pm

pankaaj wrote:All the ppl from forum plz. listen to me...
I m wiling to do a project on the subject -
'SURVIVAL INTUITIONS & THEIR PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS'
sO i REQUEST ALL PPL TO HELP ME IF U KNOW ABT THIS TOPIC.
This topic is related to animal's or human's sixth sense to fight the danger .
Why it occurs ? Which chemicals r involved?
HOW THEY FUNCTION?


On humans: I think in these modern times, most people have to learn by nurture to recognize danger. People ignore their instincts. But some individuals have retained natural instincts. they are able to pick up on chemical signals and body language, (although sub-consciously). How some people know someone is bad and it turns out they were correct even though other people think they were nice. What happens is you get a bad feeling but do not know why. The chemical involved is likely adrenaline.

On body language, When visual signs are not available, it would be something in the tone of voice that the sub-conscious picks up on. When someone has a bad intent and trying to hide it, the nervous system is giving them away. They sweat chemicals.
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Post by James » Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:21 pm

The classic fight or flight reaction. You could also talk about innate fears eg spiders.

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Post by pankaaj » Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:14 pm

THanx James & Linn, will u pls. give me some reference abt the info?
That will be better for me.
I didn't get the fight & flight reaction...
When 2 individuals make a fight then at that time the weaker one understands intuititively & then flies away. Is it like that or something different? I m just guessing.
& also tell me more about the spider case with reference if possible.
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Post by alextemplet » Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:46 pm

I think instincts can be conditioned as much as they are inbred; this is the principle used in the majority of military training, in which the goal is to desensitize the person and condition him to become a trained killer who acts entirely on instinct.
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Post by kiekyon » Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:22 pm

examples of instinct: run from danger, eat after they are born, cry when they are unhappy or fly north in the spring(birds).

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Post by pankaaj » Fri Aug 04, 2006 12:56 pm

I know the instincts. I m interestedin chemicals at molecular level; by the way tthank u for the responces!
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Post by James » Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:07 pm

The fight or flight reaction is insigated by adrenaline which activates the sympathetic branch of the ans. This enables us to better respond to stressors eg increased heart rate, pupil diltation, increased blood to muscles etc

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