Emotions are one of those mysteries that have yet to be unveiled completely. Most everyone can analyze why certain feelings are felt at a particular moment in time, given that most people are in tune with what will trigger a certain emotion within. There may be times when the sudden intensity of a particular emotion may cause a profound effect on decision-making abilities. A sudden sense of urgency to take action, which has been theoretically associated with the emotion of fear and anxiety, may have more implications associated with this sensation that what appears to be on the surface. When fear and anxiety come into play for no apparent reason at all, it may not necessarily mean the presence of imminent danger is approaching or within close range to stir up these emotions. Any overwhelming emotion that something is about to happen at any second might be attributed to more than just calling it a hunch; there may actually be some sort of logical manifestation for this phenomenon.
Further studies suggest a phenomenon called Predictive Anticipatory Activity (PAA), which may be able to explain any rational behind the question of whether or not emotions may play a larger role in prophetic ability. A brief explanation of PAA can be best described as the result of the body’s autonomic and central nervous system response to an anticipated event measured by the difference in reaction time to the event and the actual occurrence of the event itself. Experiments conducted on the participants for this study were connected to a machine that analyzed the heart and respiration rates, any evidence of perspiration, and other uncontrolled physiological responses. The participant’s responses revealed that most demonstrated uncontrolled physiological reactions before being subjected to a series of visual or auditory stimuli at least ten seconds prior to actually seeing or hearing it. In assuming these uncontrolled physiological reactions are very similar in nature to the body’s response to fear, anxiety, or an overwhelming sense of emotional excitement, chances are the subjects who participated in this study might have the ability to recognize the same emotions if they were to attempt to make a prophetic assumption about the future.
Apparently, this hypothetical aspect of this research was tested also. The participants were then asked to predict the outcome of future events, such as who will win the presidential election for a particular year, which team will win a championship game, and so on. Researchers came to yet another conclusion that suggests those individual who were undoubtedly more confident in relying on emotions to predict future events were more accurate in predicting the future than those who had a low-level of confidence. Added to this theory was the concept of opening a “privileged window.” In other words, the individual is said to have crossed over into a whole new realm of supposed existence in which all knowledge that the individual has acquired consciously and unconsciously may be prophetically revealed. If this “privileged window” theory were to have more concrete evidence to verify its authenticity, it would indeed indicate that it may be possible for some individuals to flawlessly predict the outcome of the future based on emotions.
Opinion by Stephanie Tapley