heuristic : Definition, Usages, News and More
- 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.
- 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.