First experiment to find a link between depression and intuition.
Depression curbs people’s ability to make intuitive judgements, a new study finds for the first time.
The research may help explain why people who are depressed say they find it difficult to make ordinary, everyday decisions.
In the experiment, published in the British Journal of Clinical Psychology, half the participants had major depressive disorder, while the other were a healthy control group (Remmers et al., 2014).
Both groups were given a measure of intuitive thinking which involved finding the link between words.