Inside Intuition

Neuroscientist and intuition sceptic Dr Mark Lythgoe attempts to find out what constitutes intuition and when we should use it. His journey takes him to a Nottinghamshire farmers' market for a jam-tasting experiment and into a London wine bar for an evening of speed dating.

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His journey takes him to a Nottinghamshire farmers' market for a jam-tasting experiment and into a London wine bar for an evening of speed dating.Dr Mark Lythgoe attempts to find out what constitutes intuition and when we should use it.

"The only real, valuable, thing is intuition" was not the advice of an agony aunt or New Age guru, but Albert Einstein. But what is intuition and when should we use it? Neuroscientist and intuition sceptic Dr Mark Lythgoe, tries to find out where these 'gut feeling' come from. Mark's journey takes him to Bingham Farmer's Market, near Nottingham, for a jam tasting experiment and into a London wine bar, for an evening of speed dating.

Presenter Dr Mark Lythgoe

Contributors

David Myers
Tony O'Hagan
Eugene Sadler-Smith
Jeremy Lewis
Sarah McCarthy
Professor Richard Wiseman
Tammy Van Der Merwe
Jon Smith

Producer Michelle Martin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 2007.

What exactly is intuition? Dr Mark Lythgoe investigates 'gut feelings'. From 2007.

Dr Mark Lythgoe attempts to find out what constitutes intuition and when we should use it.