For thousands of years human emotions have been responsible for some of the most stupidest decisions people have ever made. We usually look down on our emotions when we have to make complex decisions. For those we rely more on our rationality and analytical thinking.
But recently a study conducted by researchers based at the University of Columbia described a phenomenon they named the “Emotional Oracle Effect”. It describes the specific ability of some people to make decisions based on their emotions. Experiments involving test subjects and their predictions about the 2008 US presidential elections, the weather, the winner of X-Factor as well a multitude of different other non-related events helped the researchers reach a mind-boggling conclusion.
41% of the participants who trusted their guts when making the predictions were correct compared to just 24% of the test subjects who relied on their analytical thoughts. It turns out human emotions can be quite prophetic and helpful in foretelling the future.