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Is 'intuition' related to 'extrasensory perception'?

No, intuition is not related to ESP in modern cognitive science. A modern view on intuitive thinking While ESP certainly retains its pseudoscience status (e.g., Rouder and Morey, 2011), intuition and ...
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How do Terence Tao's "three stages of rigorousness" relate to cognitive science?

Mathematics is the abstract science of number, quantity, and space, either as abstract concepts (pure mathematics), or as applied to other disciplines such as physics and engineering (applied ...
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What is the difference between emotions, intuition and affect?

Affect is a fundamental feature of consciousness and is a mental representation of input from the body to the brain. Affect corresponds to feelings of (un)pleasantness and activation (arousal). ...
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What is the difference between emotions, intuition and affect?

Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without proof, evidence, or conscious reasoning, or without understanding how the knowledge was acquired (Miriam Webster Dictionary; Oxford English ...
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Is 'intuition' related to 'extrasensory perception'?

Is 'intuition' related to 'extrasensory perception' (ESP)? As far as I know, ESP is not accepted by the scientific community but I could not conclude the same about 'intuition'. You're correct, ESP ...
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System 1 and 2 thinking and unconcious

Peter Carruthers argues (2014) that system 1 doesn't quite overlap with unconscious thinking: I shall argue that there is, indeed, a real, scientifically valid, distinction between a set of ...
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Why do I often feel that someone's eyes are at me from a far off distance?

There's a history of being amazed at similar ability that has led to some extra-scientific theories about it (see for example "psychic staring effect" on Wikipedia). A better explanation is ...
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System 1 and 2 thinking and unconcious

Another classic distinction was given by Bargh in 1997 that helps show muddling (lack of clear overlap) between the dual-systems concept and how the unconscious is defined by psychologists: ...
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How do Terence Tao's "three stages of rigorousness" relate to cognitive science?

I can recognise similar processes in psychological science as a researcher. For instance: Throughout your life you generate a lay theory of how people work and how human psychology works. The source ...
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How else can we eliminate wrong underlying beliefs, when even science fails?

The Debunking Handbook provides an excellent guide to construct a myth-debunking article. The message that impacts me most is to focus on the fact, not the myth. This is to increase the familiarity ...
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How else can we eliminate wrong underlying beliefs, when even science fails?

Our memory act as a very powerful database, being able to store a huge load of data. Thing is, that "instinctive data" you learned someday is still there. It might get erased eventually, but as it is "...
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