Female intuition: why science has shown that it is not a myth

The keys to why intuition is more developed in women than in men.

Question: My wife is very intuitive and thanks to this she insisted that I not get involved in a company that an acquaintance proposed to me and that seemed like an excellent investment. Luckily I listened to him since shortly after this person was arrested for scams. Is there feminine intuition? Claudio Poggi, from Rosario.

The Colombian Nobel Prize for Literature Gabriel Garcia Marquez said, in 1992: “The only new thing that could be attempted to save humanity in the 21st century is for women to take over the management of the world…

It would be, for the first time in history, an essential mutation of the human race, making common sense (which we men have despised and ridiculed under the name of feminine intuition) prevail over reason, which is the joker with which we men have legitimized our ideologies, almost all of them absurd or abominable”.

This statement aims to rescue the importance of the always recognized “female intuition”, often underappreciated Since in Western culture, everything that is not associated with logic and reason tends to be discarded.

Although, fortunately, this is not a criterion that everyone shares.



Intuition appears as a sixth sense, an almost extrasensory ability. / Photo illustration: Shutterstock.

For the philosopher René Descartes, the acts of intelligence through which certain knowledge can be achieved are two: intuition and deduction.

While for a genius of the caliber of Albert Einstein “intuition is the only thing that really counts”.

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Although not a specific female attribute, intuition It is more developed in women than in men.

Intuition is defined as the “ability to know or knowledge obtained without resorting to deduction or reasoning”.

is the “clear, intimate, instantaneous perception of an idea or truthas if it were in sight and without reasoning”.

We must rescue the importance of the always recognized “female intuition”, often undervalued since in Western culture there is a tendency to discard everything that is not associated with logic and reason.

Norberto Abdala, psychiatrist

In these terms, appears as a sixth sense, an almost extrasensory ability that provides knowledge that is accessed without knowing its origin, or explaining how it arises, but that impacts significantly and in which one trusts.

In the past, intuition was considered as of supernatural origin, provoking admiration, fear and distrust in those people who demonstrated that they possessed that capacity.

From neuroendocrinology it is known that the human brain and the woman It has some differences, due to the influence of male and female hormones during the gestation process.

The human brain consists of a right and left hemisphere.  / Clarín Archive.


The human brain consists of a right and left hemisphere. / Clarín Archive.

Some research (published in Psychoneuroendocrinology in 2014) related it “with the lower prenatal exposure to testosterone experienced by women in the wombwhich would predispose them to adopt during their lives a more intuitive and less reflective thought than men”.

The brain consists of a right hemisphere (seat of the emotional) and a left hemisphere (seat of the rational) that are connected to each other by the corpus callosum. The latter is more developed in women, which facilitates a greater exchange and greater integration of information between both hemispheres with a way of perceiving reality and extracting information from it.

The woman better captures and recognizes the emotional nuances of the voice, of the gestures, and facial expression features, which make up a subtle radar of sensory information.

In humans, on the other hand, both parts of the brain are connected by fewer nerve fibers, so the flow of information between one side of the brain and the other is more restricted.

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Female intuition: why science has shown that it is not a myth