How accurate is intuition?
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Intuition is a deep sense of knowing. It’s instantly knowing what to do without having a logical explanation. But how accurate is intuition?

Intuition and Heuristics 

Intuitive decisions can be grounded in heuristics. Heuristics are mental shortcuts or rules of thumb that people use to make decisions quickly and efficiently. These are cognitive strategies that simplify complex tasks or problems, allowing individuals to make judgments and decisions with less effort and time. Heuristics are often employed when faced with uncertainty or when processing extensive information is impractical.