How can we better sense our body’s signals? What is interoception?

We don’t just receive stimuli from the outside. Signals like hunger, thirst, arousal, or the need to pee come from within. Not everyone is aware of this mind-body connection or well-attuned to it. There are, for example, people who mix up hunger and thirst. Is there a way to increase our awareness of our body’s signals? Can you learn to better interpret and understand what you’re feeling? Listen to psychologist Jennifer Murphy, who studies the phenomenon of interoception, the sense of what’s happening inside our bodies.


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