Explorations of the Mind: Intuition

Daniel Kahneman is an internationally renowned psychologist whose work spans cognitive psychology, behavioral economics, and the science of well-being. In recognition of his groundbreaking work on human judgment and decision-making, Kahneman received the 2002 Nobel Prize. In this program he explores the idea of intuition. Series: “UC Berkeley Graduate Council Lectures” [4/2007] [Humanities] [Show ID: 12301]

Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre. Hosted by Green College as part of its Thematic Series: Expressive Performance in Human Interactions Second of a Double Feature: Metaphor and Embodied Cognition. Raymond Gibbs is currently the Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Gibbs’ research interests are in the fields of experimental psycholinguistics and cognitive science. His work concerns a range of theoretical issues, ranging from questions about the role of embodied experience in thought and language, to looking at people’s use and understanding of figurative language (eg, metaphor, irony, idioms). Gibbs is especially interested in bodily experience and linguistic meaning. Much of Gibbs’ research is motivated by theories of meaning in philosophy, linguistics, and comparative literature. Most generally, his research interests have wide interdisciplinary application to all fields concerned with mind, meaning and interpretation. Gibbs has a Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in Cognitive Psychology, Psycholinguistics; an MA from the University of California, San Diego in Experimental Psychology; and a BA from Hampshire College in Cognitive Science.
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  1. RoyManter said,

    Wrote on January 23, 2012 @ 1:51 am

    @springzoller55 thats instict

  2. buzzin1975 said,

    Wrote on January 23, 2012 @ 2:45 am

    @plinden The Nobel Prize is a farce. It’s basically just an award for being a fucking Jew. It’s for Jews, by Jews, and of the Jews.

  3. MetalxXxMayhem said,

    Wrote on January 23, 2012 @ 3:12 am

    @Sanakreon Lol. Perfect timing. ;D

  4. Sanakreon said,

    Wrote on January 23, 2012 @ 4:06 am

    Skip to 4:20 for Daniel Kahneman.

  5. plinden said,

    Wrote on January 23, 2012 @ 4:16 am

    banalities: our response can be affected by how we frame a question. You don’t say.Any salesperson knows this, if not they would be fired.
    If the default is x, then you will tend to x, normally. Yes, of course. Seriously.
    Yes we interpret images, so to look at the sign it self may require effort. You don’t say.
    Associative coherence – we try to make elements fit into a coherent picture or narrative. Yes, of course that is how movie editing relies on for its success.

    Is anything new here?

  6. plinden said,

    Wrote on January 23, 2012 @ 5:14 am

    Just Banalities!
    When we are trying to do two things at once its difficult if its not involving automatic systems. lol. yes that is analytical.

    others insights, if we make people think about other effort requiring things, then they will be less efficient doing other things such as self-censuring. Yes, obviously, we are finite machines.

    Gem: if you are made to think about vomit, then you will have a negative emotional response. lol. deep. Of course, that is how art and poetry is possible.

  7. plinden said,

    Wrote on January 23, 2012 @ 6:07 am

    Ok you get the Nobel Price for saying that: a) Sometimes we make more conscious thinking, sometimes more automatic and effortless.
    Haha! Who doesn’t know that?!
    Other gems: Your intuition is a product of experience. Yes that is why we call it “second nature”. And yes, when we start learning something we may have to pay attention, and then it becomes intuitive. Yes, if you are 5 years old you know this. Think about piano lessons, or sports.
    Other gems:
    We use intuition correctly or not. lol.

  8. TheQedqubit said,

    Wrote on January 23, 2012 @ 7:04 am

    1 made in 2008 but it even relates to the wallstreet demonstrations; -now that’s intuition !
    2 recursive intelligence: knowing this about our methods of awareness, we can teach us to (p)re-think how to consider our observations; the intuitive associations are like parrallel computingpower, conscious thinking is sequential.
    3 knowing that : learn to use/install/program unixcomputers >learn to (re)program yerself !!
    4FIY our crappy intelligence NEEDS serious debugging

  9. bgupta2001 said,

    Wrote on January 23, 2012 @ 7:43 am

    request you and to request– souls ,grand souls, microsouls or any molecules of human or any creatures should not be taken under earth or any hell for any punishment ,any kind of torturings ,sufferings .and requests, what ever punishment ,should be given on the earth only .requests you to come forward to make to bring back every souls every molecules of humans fron under earth and hell and save everyone good or bad

  10. bgupta2001 said,

    Wrote on January 23, 2012 @ 8:05 am

    instead of killing ,spoiling lives,destroying ,sending under earth ,hells ,if some place is given far away from india .and some thing are done for better to improve the qualities of humans and souls .so that every one can live,or given death to souls in front of every one on the earth only

  11. springzoller55 said,

    Wrote on January 23, 2012 @ 8:09 am

    .this is not intuation at all !!!! this is only coming from the Subconscious
    Intuation is somthing that we never had an expiriance and we dont have anything in our Subconscious that he is all redy Familiar with

  12. 1nada1nado1 said,

    Wrote on January 23, 2012 @ 8:35 am

    Boring !! i need my 56:01 minutes of my life !!

  13. MsTrollbridge said,

    Wrote on January 23, 2012 @ 9:00 am

    “…oh I meet him all over the place!” :D hilarious

  14. andrewweis said,

    Wrote on January 23, 2012 @ 9:20 am

    I think this guy did the voice for Winnie the Pooh

  15. josh1492 said,

    Wrote on January 23, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    talking about perception not intuition…as is the guy in the video really. and yup perception can be fooled. i am a dreamer and noone seems to share my dream but at the same time I dont want to join other peoples because I think theirs look foolish…even if I am standing alone with my dream I think it is still the right one lol

  16. LendMeYourHand said,

    Wrote on January 23, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    @josh1492 But when in uncertainty, we follow the leader. Even if you are recieving the answer, others can persuade you. It could be that you lose trust in your intuition because everyone else jumped off the cliff & we feel that we dont want to be left out or be standing as the fool, so we inherently align with a collective decision when we feel uncertainty. So the math is not perceived logically as much as it is unconciously. Lets not forget that we build worlds in a our dreams. unconscious math

  17. josh1492 said,

    Wrote on January 23, 2012 @ 11:36 am

    @thevisi0naryy I do talk a little funny I guess lol

  18. thevisi0naryy said,

    Wrote on January 23, 2012 @ 11:45 am

    @josh1492 ohh i know what you mean. your termonology is allittle confusing

  19. josh1492 said,

    Wrote on January 23, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    @thevisi0naryy sure the more accurate your perception the more accurate your logic would be…perception meaning an automatic calculation that tells us how to react to a situation…as opposed to logic which is when we take the time to think about the situation and calculate a response.

  20. thevisi0naryy said,

    Wrote on January 23, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

    @josh1492 hmmm but doesnt logic grow as perception grows?

  21. josh1492 said,

    Wrote on January 23, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

    @thevisi0naryy agreed. not really what I was trying to say tho I was just trying to simplify what he was saying in this lecture. Ill try it another way…He is saying that perception is flawed in that it adopts a static value and changes slowly but logic is able to calculate more precisely since it is dynamic.

  22. thevisi0naryy said,

    Wrote on January 23, 2012 @ 1:24 pm

    @josh1492 you cant entirely define something that grows and changes. its an applyable/observable frame of mind that can be hinted at or described by terms, not restricted to

  23. sacha689 said,

    Wrote on January 23, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

    The lecture is a three course meal!

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