Chapter 3: Intuitive Expertise and Creativity

As the mushrooming mountain of evidence plainly indicates, we have two minds—two ways of knowing, two kinds of memory, two levels of attitudes. One is above the surface, in our moment-to-moment awareness, and the other is below, operating the autopilot that guides us through most of life. We see the work of those downstairs cognitive laborers in the social intuitions they slip into our awareness, and also in our developing expertise and creative inspirations. Through experience we gain practical intuition—subtle, complex, ineffable knowledge that aids our problem solving….

Chapter Contents

Intuitive Expertise
Nonconscious learning
Learned expertise
Tacit knowledge
Physical genius