Exploring a Relationship between Intuition and Detection of Discrepancies
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This paper discusses a possible link between visual discrepancy detection and intuitive processes. Intuitive processes are attributed to the experiential system, which is associated with affect and visual processing. Thus, intuition is predicted to enhance the ability to make connections on other tasks. Furthermore, past research has shown that sensing, the phenomenon in which a person may notice a change but not consciously perceive the change, and seeing, the phenomenon in which a person is consciously aware of a change and visually experiences it, rely on different processes. The sensing phenomenon, which seems related to intuitive processing, supports the conclusion that intuition is involved in detecting visual discrepancies. The literature supports the idea that people who are more intuitive and use more intuitive processes will be more accurate and faster at making connections on other tasks. Additionally, because intuition is affiliated with affect, it is predicted that people will be more accurate and faster when detecting social and emotional discrepancies than when detecting neutral discrepancies.
Lazerus, Talya 1990- (2012). Exploring a Relationship between Intuition and Detection of Discrepancies. Honors and Undergraduate Research. Available electronically from