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How To Use Your Intuition To Get Ahead

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“Intuition is real; it comes from memory,” he says. “The brain is always searching for things you’ve known or experienced that are similar to what you’re experiencing now. When it identifies one, it gives you that feeling of intuition or deja vu.”


But the memory could come from anywhere, including a past experience, a friend’s past experience, or even the plot line from a movie, says Duggan. “If you think the feeling through, you might be able to identify where it’s coming from,” he says. “If it’s coming from a science fiction movie you saw when you were 13, it might be a bad idea to listen to it.”

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

That "gut feeling" is real, researchers say--but do you know the difference between basic, expert, and strategic intuition?

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The Science of “Intuition”

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The power and fruitfulness of intuition has had innumerable and celebrated champions — from Einstein, Anne Lamott, and Steve Jobs to some of history’s greatest scientists and philosophers. But what, exactly, lies behind this amorphous phenomenon we call “intuition”?

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On the Persistence of Bad Luck (and Good)

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We’ve all had the experience—over and over all the time. You go down to the street to wait for the bus (the train, the subway, the boat); you know that buses come roughly every 10 minutes, so you expect to wait about 5 minutes (arriving, on average, in the middle of the between-buses interval). But in fact, we all know that almost always you have to wait longer than that! Is this an illusion we’ve developed over the centuries because we believe in the “persistence of bad luck,” or is it, perhaps, something real?


It is, in fact, a real phenomenon, and this result can even be proved mathematically. Because you arrived after the last bus has left, your overall waiting time is, on average, longer than half the average interval of 10 minutes.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

Some kinds of bad luck, like long waits for buses, can be proved mathematically - and the same is true for some of our good fortunes as well.

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David Hain's curator insight, October 28, 2013 3:17 AM

Fascinating!, particularly for those who regularly curse their luck...