CONSCIOUSNESS is still considered, by most neuroscientists, to be located and created entirely in our physical brain tucked safely inside our skulls.
This persistent worldview is only reinforced by our body language: we always describe thinking by pointing to our heads.
But native cultures never engaged in such ignorant skullduggery. The traditional Native American view always considered the heart to be the center of thought and motive.
Confusing matters more are those familiar ‘gut-feelings’ we often have. These compelling instincts, studies show, are more often than not signal accurate intuitions, even foretelling of some future event.