Our intuitions can be very beneficial to us because most often we can make surprisingly good decisions, form right and valid judgments with little mental effort. For this rapidity, however, we often pay a price: often we follow intuitions which are misleading and inappropriate. Intuition can have great potential in helping us manage our daily life by making decisions faster than if we think the situation through; on the other hand, intuition is behind most of our irrationality.
Today these decisional biases are already well known to science. The real challenge now is to measure them on an individual level and to improve our decisional strategies.
Our research team have developed a new tool which aims to detect the susceptibility to these biases, to measure how good someone’s intuition is. Our aim is not just to measure intuition, but to develop it as well. We are exploring new methods to reach long-term improvement in our everyday intuitions.