Knowing where to play without really thinking about it?
Suggested words and ideas to consider:
- Subconscious knowledge.
- Subconscious connection of ideas.
- Holistic perception of the position.
- Appreciation of the beautiful and/or elegant.
- Feeling the position at an emotional level.
- Using instinct.
- pub learning
ilan: I think the best definition of "intuition" is the ability to understand the word "intuition". This highlights the impossible task of understanding the thinking process.
Davou: I think its important to distinguish intuition from what is commonly assumed about it. A moment of intuitive insight is not a product of magic, but instead a faculty of the mind to immediately access, evaluate and respond to a situation due to previous exposure. The mind eventually wires itself to respond to situations and problems it frequently encounters (think of a master guitarist's fingering ability versus a beginers). Having already evaluated the problem before, this 'evaluative' requirement is removed and the mind only need recognize and react; rather than recognize, evaluate and then react.