Intuition is less about suddenly “knowing” the right answer and more about instinctively understanding what information is unimportant and can thus be discarded.
Gigerenzer, author of the book Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious, says that he is both intuitive and rational.
“In my scientific work, I have hunches.
I can’t explain always why I think a certain path is the right way, but I need to trust it and go ahead.
I also have the ability to check these hunches and find out what they are about. That’s the science part.
Now, in private life, I rely on instinct.”