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Ilana Glazer + David Ludden

On Intuition

Monday, October 24, 2016
7:00 PM–8:30 PM
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“Instinct and Intuition, as I define it, is this:

“¢ Instinct is our innate inclination toward a particular behavior (as opposed to a learned response).

“¢ A gut feeling—or a hunch—is a sensation that appears quickly in consciousness (noticeable enough to be acted on if one chooses to) without us being fully aware of the underlying reasons for its occurrence.

“¢ Intuition is a process that gives us the ability to know something directly without analytic reasoning, bridging the gap between the conscious and nonconscious parts of our mind, and also between instinct and reason.”

—Francis P Cholle, Psychology Today (2011)


Comedienne Ilana Glazer unpacks how intuition is used on stage and on screen with psychologist David Ludden.


About the Speakers

Ilana Glazer is the series creator, executive producer, and star of Comedy Central’s critically-acclaimed hit show Broad City. She was recently seen in the Comedy Central miniseries Time Traveling Bong as well as the film The Night Before opposite Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. She can next be seen in Rock That Body in 2017.

David Ludden is a professor of psychology at Georgia Gwinnett College near Atlanta. His degree is in cognitive psychology, but he considers himself a generalist and is fascinated by all aspects of the study of human experience. His primary interest is the psychology of language, considering not only how language is processed in the brain, but also how our social world both shapes and is shaped by the language we speak. He is the author of the textbook The Psychology of Language: An Integrated Approach, and he maintains the blog “Talking Apes” on the Psychology Today website.


Presented with Psychology Today

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