The symbiosis of subjective and experimental approaches to intuition

TitleThe symbiosis of subjective and experimental approaches to intuition
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsSchooler J.W., Dougal S.
JournalJournal of Consciousness Studies

Comments on the article by C. Petitmengin-Peugeot (see record 1999-10821-002), which investigated the psychophenomenology of intuition. While few studies have been dedicated to the study of subjective experiences associated with intuition, the authors suggest that a considerable amount of research that has been called by other names actually reveals important insights into both the cognitive processes that lead to intuition and the subjective experiences associated with it. Because this research explicitly relates subjective experiences to more objective measures and methodologies, it circumvents the criticism that it may not reflect underlying processes, nor even necessarily the subjective experiences that it purports to measure. Schooler and Dougal also argue for the inherently non-verbalizable quality of the intuitive process.

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