Feeling the internal state of the human body helps to understand and interpret the internal signals that regulate vital functions; Such as hunger, thirst, body temperature, and heart rate.
This sense alerts the body to a time when it may be out of balance, such as warning a person to drink water when feeling thirsty.
Inner sense is also important for mental health. It contributes to many psychological processes, including decision-making, social capacity, and emotional well-being.
Men or women?
Despite the importance of inner awareness of all aspects of health; Little is known about whether men and women differ in how accurately they sense the internal signals of their bodies.
So far, studies that have examined whether men and women sense and interpret internal cues to the same extent; You may have reached different results.
But the paper collected data from 93 studies looking at internal perception in men and women, and focused on studies that looked at how humans perceive heart, lung and stomach signals.
For example, some studies asked participants to count their heartbeats; Others asked participants to determine if they could detect a difference in their breath while breathing.
Analysis of the results found that intrinsic sense actually differs between men and women, and women were significantly less accurate on tasks focused on the heart and lung than men.
The findings may be important to help understand why many common mental health conditions (such as anxiety and depression) are more prevalent among women than men, from puberty onward.
According to the research paper; A better understanding of all the factors that influence physical and cognitive ability is important to developing better treatments in the future for many mental health conditions.