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The U.S. Office of Naval Research pointed to sixth sense research about how "humans can detect and act on unique patterns without consciously and intentionally analyzing them." _ It hopes to encourage such intuition in the brains of new soldiers, Marines and other troops with little or no battlefield experience.
Having intuition allows for split-second detection of patterns in the midst of uncertain scenarios -- a possibly life-saving action in the face of an ambush or area rigged with roadside bombs.
But intuition stands apart from step-by-step, time-consuming analytical thinking because it happens both rapidly and subconsciously. A soldier may see, smell or hear something that gets subconsciously organized within hundreds of milliseconds to create the "feeling or impression of a solution" leading up to a sudden insight about the battlefield situation.
The U.S. military also pointed to studies suggesting a sixth sense can arise from "implicit learning" -- absorbing information without being aware of the learning process -- rather than building up expertise through years of practice. Ordinary examples of implicit learning include bike riding, learning new languages or developing intuition about how other people may act.
*Grooming Cue: this is demonstrated as some kind of gesture towards the face, such as scratching the nose or ear, covering the mouth or running the hand through the hair. All of which could indicate deception.
* Glance to the flank/rear: looking behind or to the left and/or right indicates looking around to see if the coast is clear. People don’t just look around for no apparent reason.
* Definitive weight shift: This could be subtle or very gross motor in action. Weight is shifted in order to gain traction just before launching an attack.
The final stand-alone cue is any kind of hand movement towards the waistband area. This indicates an attempt to access a weapon, as this is the most common carry place along with pockets and inside a coat etc. Up the sleeves or down the sock or boot is more common to the carry of contra-band.
Of course such behavior can integrate together in a cluster real fast if not simultaneously, hence the need to avoid fixating on what is said and observe the cues unfolding. Again its important not to think about what you say, this should be practiced and automatic so that you can focus on the cues.
Van Canna wrote:Yu are so right,Stryke...and today things are made worse by the 'new disease'...cell phone apps...i.e., 'cancerous brain cells advancing'.
Ever notice the new look of 'texting necks' while driving a car?
1.) ALWAYS WATCH THE HANDS!!! If someone is going to draw a concealed weapon, they’ll have to reach for it first. This can take the form of a sudden quick movement, or (as is frequently the case), the goblin may simply turn to the side and slowly move his hand out of sight, hoping you won’t notice until it’s too late. If you can’t see his hands, call him on it ("Whatta you got, tough guy — a gun? You gonna pull out a gun in front of all these people?"). If he’s already gone for his weapon, you may be able to "jam" his draw by locking his elbow against his body (to be immediately followed with a lethal counterattack).
2.) If you see a man wearing a belt pack, always assume there’s a handgun inside. Several manufacturers offer belt packs with special "quick draw" features, and this is probably the most common means of concealed carry. Women’s purses are offered in a similar configuration, but these are far less frequently encountered.
3.) If you see a black cord or beaded chain around someone’s neck, it is probably attached to a Kydex sheath for either a small fixed-blade knife or a micro-revolver.
4.) Women frequently carry a gun in their purse — especially if their boyfriend is likely to be frisked by the police (although it’s usually buried).
5.) People who carry concealed weapons often can be seen patting or readjusting them, as they tend to shift uncomfortably from time to time.
6.) Unusual bulges (especially under the arm, at the waistband, or at the ankle) should be an immediate indicator of a concealed weapon.
7.) An individual with a concealed handgun will often project the attitude that he is a loudmouthed, bulletproof, super-villain with balls the size of cantaloupes. If you see a runt or stickboy carrying on in such a manner, you can reasonably assume that he is packing heat.
8.) The majority of "gun disarming techniques" commonly taught to advanced students at storefront martial-arts academies will not work in the real world. Please do not delude yourself into thinking that if a weaker individual pulls a gun on you it will be a simple matter to safely snatch it away because you’ve done it so many times in practice.
If you are not shot in the process, an innocent bystander surely will be. Give up your wallet and run away, if you must, rather than naively attempt to be a hero.
The only time you should ever attempt to wrest a firearm away from an attacker is if you believe that you (or a loved one) is about to be either raped or executed (or herded into a back room to be tied up, which often precedes rape and murder). Don’t be a dumbass.
How do we tell??On a flight from Bogota to Neiva some years ago (I took the same flight 30 days later) a woman pulled a gun (.32 auto I believe) from her vagina and hijacked the plane. The plane was forced to land on a highway south of Neiva where one Senator was removed by the FARC.
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