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Submission + - Army studying soldier intuition in combat zones (brucefwebster.com)

bfwebster writes: "The New York Times has a lengthy article about the use of hunches or intuition by soldiers in dangerous situations (possible registration required). This phenomenon — a soldier sensing that something is wrong or out of place before determining just what the threat is — is real enough that the Army has spent two years studying it. The article cites other studies, military and non-military, that have demonstrated that "as the brain tallies cues, big and small, consciously and not, it may send out an alarm before a person fully understands why." Two interesting points that may actually be the same: troops that think of themselves as predators tend to do better than those that see themselves as prey; and elite troops (e.g., Navy Seals) tend to do better than regular troops."
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