Scientists are zeroing in on where intuition comes from, biologically

There’s a complex biological system behind our intuition.

An event at Stonehenge. Credit: Getty Images.

You know when that “gut feeling" tells you something? Scientists are now starting to zero in on the origin of that feeling. And yes, you should trust it. Previous research has shown that when it comes to decision-making, going with our gut usually makes for a better outcome than if we go on intellect alone.

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Intuition and Survival: Why Jon Snow Actually Does Know Something

Should Jon Snow go to Dragonstone? Should Samwell "operate" on Ser Jorah? The line between intuition and foolishness can only be drawn in hindsight.

Jon Snow rides away from Winterfell to an unknown fate, in 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Episode 2 'Stormborn'. Image: HBO

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'A-ha!' Moments vs. Analysis: Which Really Solves Problems Better?

Are you the type of person who solves problems piecemeal, or with one great insight? A new study tells us the merits of each method.  

Dr. Gregory House (left) always has a 'eureka!' moment, while Dr. James Wilson (right) is more by the books. Who is the show named after?

Are you the sort of person who solves problems with a single “A-ha!” moment, more often than not? Do you find sitting down and analytically working through a problem boring? Well, take pride. A new study shows you are going to be correct more often than your analytic friends in problem solving – if you have the time.

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