Each of us lives Nostradamus

It would be great if our body can prepare for an important event for us, which we do not know yet! You think it's out of the category of fiction? Not at all: the body can actually predict future events, without any prompting from outside. This conclusion employees Northwestern University, USA, analyzed the results of studies conducted from 1978 to 2010.

The fact that our subconscious knows more than consciousness, for scientists is not a novelty. Thus, in the form of a deck of cards avid players are excited, not even realizing that it was laid on the table of their counterparts. "It remained unclear whether people can predict important events in the future, if the present is nothing to indicate," — says Julia Mossbridzh, author of the study.

Clerk, sitting with headphones on her head in social networks, not hear, as it is so appropriate for the boss. But if you tune into it, you can feel the imminent threat in advance — from two to ten seconds — and close all unnecessary windows, explains Mossbridzh. "Do you even has a chance to open a report for work. And, if you are very lucky to do it before, as your boss will take up the handle on the other side," — adds the researcher.

This phenomenon is sometimes referred to as a premonition, but Mossbridzh notes that she was not sure that people can actually see the future. "I would like to call this phenomenon" anomalous anticipatory activity. "This is really an anomaly, according to some scholars, because today we can not explain it, using the current understanding of biological processes." Anticipatory "it is called because it allows us to predict physiological changes that follow an event without the support of any indication. A "work" in the title of this phenomenon means that in the cardiovascular, nervous system and skin changes occur. "

The body, by the way, not only can predict, but also effectively confront serious illness. The only thing that is needed — positive thinking. In 2008, researchers found that optimistic has protective properties.

Ronit Peled of the Israeli Ben-Gurion University surveyed 255 women with breast cancer and 367 healthy women. All subjects were asked to rate their level of happiness, optimism, anxiety and depression prior to diagnosis. Found that women with cancer before the diagnosis encounter any negative events — such as the death of loved ones.

"We can say with some caution that strong shocks are a risk factor for developing breast cancer in young women. On the other hand, the feeling of happiness and optimism play a protective role," — says Peled.

The study authors noted that the mechanism of interaction of hormonal, immune and central nervous systems are not yet set, and by what means these systems cooperate in resisting disease, is also not yet clear. However, scientists are going to come to grips with the study of communication and positive attitudes of health to develop appropriate preventive measures.

Natalya Sinitsyna

Category: Scientists, experts, science

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