Originally Posted by Adymus
In the most absolutely simplest of terms, Intuition is pattern recognition.
Naw. Intuition doesnt help you in chess. That's parallel reasoning.
Its having a eidetic memory, and learning the constructs of thought. Then combining them in new ways. At its best.
Akin to the "retarded" kid who watches the "smart" kid in the sandbox, build with blocks. The smart kid grows up to be an architect, while the dumb one still builds with blocks.
Its all in detail. Most grad students are educated in a very specialized detail. An intuitive doesnt need to be taught rules, he uses the details obvious to him in constructing reality.