Talk:Intuition

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I get the message of this article, but is it really true that all claims of intuition are bunk? I mean, isn't it possible that training oneself to be more observant could somehow help with cold reading? There was an AMA on Reddit (tweeted by the RW Twitter account) by a guy who said he used to be a psychic, and he also talked about being unconsciously observant as part of cold reading.--Кřěĵ (ṫåɬк) 02:02, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

I think you can separate intuition and cold reading. I havent seen any studies where anyone has shown better (or worse) than chance for any form of psychic gift (including intuition) Hamster (talk) 04:31, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
The main point, I think, is that 'intuition' is not nearly a label that focuses narrowly on psychic gifts alone. It's a common attribute of cognition, but the concept of 'just knowing' something with minimal effort and minimal mental discursion can be extended by magical thinking into the ability to 'just know' practically anything without any objective explanation at all for how you could reliably know that sort of thing. Talking about intuition and the intuitive is not necessarily woo, but woo often invokes the idea of intuitive (innate and supranatural) epistemological gifts, including psychic intuition about the contents of other minds. Shirtsleeves (talk) 05:28, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
The problem with the term "intuition" is that it implies different meanings. There is a woo psychic side and a immediate first impression side, which doesn't have to be "woo". If someone wants to expand the article more to include the non-"woo" side of intuition, I'm all ears.--NerdyWizardyou believed that why? 08:47, 16 March 2014 (UTC)