The ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning.

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claircognizance psychic knowing

Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without recourse to conscious reasoning.

Different fields use the word ‘intuition’ in very different ways, including but not limited to:

  • direct access to unconscious knowledge
  • unconscious cognition
  • inner sensing; inner insight to unconscious pattern-recognition
  • the ability to understand something instinctively, without any need for conscious reasoning.

English Hindi Dictionary @

What is Intuition and why is it important?

Intuition is that feeling in your gut when you instinctively know that something you are doing is right or wrong.

Or it’s that moment when you sense kindness, or fear, in another’s face. You don’t know why you feel that way; it’s just a hunch.

But what is it? After all, researchers can’t see it in the brain.

In this article, we look at the lightning-fast, mostly hidden processes involved in intuition, their effect on decision making, and their role in creativity.