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Heuristics are mental shortcuts that can be helpful, but also can lead to errors in judgment

Chapter 3 Individuals are prone to errors in judgment

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A remarkable aspect of your mental life is that you are rarely stumped … The normal state of your mind is that you have intuitive feelings and opinions about almost everything that comes your way … Whether you state them or not, you often have answers to questions that you do not completely understand, relying on evidence that you can neither explain nor defend.
Daniel Kahneman Share this expert DK Daniel Kahneman , Thinking, Fast and Slow

A human brain is a sense-making machine. The feats of pattern-recognition it can perform in a split second are astonishing. Through experience, the brain develops many clever tricks to help solve common problems. These are called heuristics. Heuristics are algorithms, procedures or rules of thumb that simplify decision making. They help System 1 work through a large number of decisions quickly. System 1 optimizes for speed rather than precision.

The technical definition of heuristic is a simple procedure that helps find adequate, though often imperfect, answers to difficult questions.
Daniel Kahneman Share this expert DK Daniel Kahneman , Thinking, Fast and Slow

Pattern recognition is not a conscious process and thus susceptible to errors of judgment such as cognitive biases . Intuitive thinking causes people to jump to conclusions without searching for disconfirming evidence or by filtering out important information. When making judgments intuitively, people are likely to substitute the answer for a different (easier) question.

Simple visual illusions demonstrate that intuition can be misleading — The Mueller-Lyer illusion makes one line look longer than the other although it is not

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Although this image contains no red pixels, the brain sees red strawberries

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