How Pattern Recognition Within the Unconscious Mind Leads to Quick Intuitive Decisions

Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown of AsapSCIENCE explain through whiteboard animation, how intuition is a very quick process formed through pattern recognition within the unconscious mind.

Do you ever get that feeling in your gut that something is the right or wrong decision, but you don’t know why? Our intuition is often deemed as mysticism or linked with telepathy and premonitions, but is there a science behind it? Should you trust your intuition? Understanding something immediately without conscious reasoning is less about seeing into the future and more to do with pattern recognition.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

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