heuristic : Definition, Usages, News and More

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hyoo ri stik

  • n  a commonsense rule (or set of rules) intended to increase the probability of solving some problem
  • a  of or relating to or using a general formulation that serves to guide investigation

  • In 2002, he and Gerd Gigerenzer, a psychologist at Berlin's Max Planck Institute for Human Development, dubbed this effect the recognition heuristic and started detailing how it is .
  • That falls in line with what Princeton professor Daniel Kahneman coined "the availability heuristic": the concept that if people can think of an incident in which a risk has come .
  • He also charges that the book "attempts heuristic allegory but fails, giving gratification only to sadist-homosexuals and challenge only to taxonomists of perversion.
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  • Gerd Gigerenzer in Salon
    In other words, instead of computing the ball's trajectory, all you have to do is keep your eye on it -- "the heuristic leads the player to the landing point," Gigerenzer writes.

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