I'd go along with this. I have often had a "hunch" that something was wrong when out in the wilds and, as a result, have stopped and assessed what is going on. Often this is a navigation thing - I have gone off track and something is telling me that I have. When I stop and look I find evidence that this is, in fact, the case but I believe we take masses of information in all the time and just don't process it consciously. The hunch is just a bit of this information (or a collection of bits of this information) that becomes insistent enough to break through to cause us to stop and apply a bit of conscious reasoning.
Originally Posted by Toddy
Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.