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Tag: Intuition

Seeing the conflict: an attentional account of reasoning errors

Published in: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Volume 24, Issue 6, December 2017, 1980-1986 Abstract “In judgment and reasoning, intuition and deliberation can agree on the same responses, or they can be in conflict and suggest different responses. Incorrect responses to conflict problems have traditionally been interpreted as a sign of faulty problem-solving—an inability to solve the conflict. However, such errors might emerge earlier, from insufficient attention to the conflict. To test this attentional hypothesis, we manipulated the conflict in reasoning problems and used eye-tracking to measure attention. Across several measures, correct responders paid more attention than incorrect responders to conflict problems,… Read More