…intuition is nothing more than a sudden and immediate seizing of what’s real, without the need for words or formulas.Robert Greene, Mastery
…people can be very intuitive about one thing (say, medical practice, or chess playing) and just as clueless as the average person about pretty much everything else. Moreover, intuitions get better with practice — especially with a lot of practice — because at bottom intuition is about the brain’s ability to pick up on certain recurring patterns; the more we are exposed to a particular domain of activity the more familiar we become with the relevant patterns (medical charts, positions of chess pieces), and the more and faster our brains generate heuristic solutions to the problem we happen to be facing within that domain
Massimo Pigliucci, on why there’s no such thing as total, natural “intuition”, and how we can actually train ourselves to be better … intuiters?
Is that a word?
Check out more: The Science of What We Call “Intuition” from Brain Pickings
I began to realize that an intuitive understanding and consciousness was more significant than abstract thinking and intellectual logical analysis.Steve Jobs