Building Your Intuition

Turns out that true experts in their fields have gut instinct. It was thought that to become an expert in say math, one had to first learn the rules, but new education research is turning that idea on its head. Intuition, redefined as perceptual learning is being taught via online games that are quick, visual and "focused on classifying problems rather than solving them" - which builds intuition. What's an example of that? "In one recent experiment, for example, researchers found that people were better able to distinguish the painting styles of 12 unfamiliar artists after viewing mixed collections of works from all 12 than after viewing a dozen works from one artist, then moving on to the next painter. The participants’ brains began to pick up on differences before they could fully articulate them."

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Source: NYTimes.com