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Scientists Probe Feelings Behind Decision-Making

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Science  28 Feb 1997:
Vol. 275, Issue 5304, pp. 1269
DOI: 10.1126/science.275.5304.1269

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Intuition may deserve more respect that it typically gets these days. Although it's often dismissed along with emotion as clouding clear, rational thought, a new study reported on page1293suggests that it plays a crucial role in humans' ability to make smart decisions.