My research on the psychology of intuition is currently ongoing, and this webpage will be updated accordingly. Broadly speaking, the research addresses the following questions:
What is intuition? The way we’ve researched intuition so far is by thinking of it as taking cues from your body which is signalling non-conscious processes. Engaging in interoceptive processes may aid with discerning intuitive hunches.
Can we trust our intuition? Whether we can or should trust our intuition is not an easy question. In short, it depends. I have suggested that situations where you want to trust your intuition should be ones where you have expertise, and where you can attempt to ascertain that your intuition is not, in fact, a cognitive bias.
Are religious people more intuitive? Again, not an easy question. While research appears to indicate that (Abrahamic) religious people are more likely to trust their intuition, it is not clear they are necessarily more intuitive thinkers.
Press & media
Popular science article: ‘Is it rational to trust your gut feelings? A neuroscientist explains’, The Conversation, 16 May 2018.
Podcast: Featured on the Naked Neuroscience podcast ‘Go with your gut’, by The Naked Scientists (the University of Cambridge), 20 November 2019.
Podcast: Featured on the Conversation podcast Anthill, #25 Intuition, 16 May 2018.