Indeed, we have seen that, under the force of these
general cognitive mechanisms, deciding on appropriate objects, classes, and relations is sometimes influenced by irrelevant surface clues or everyday
meanings of these concepts, thus leading to inappropriate choices. Intuition is a powerful tool, which
helps us navigate successfully through most everyday
tasks, but may at times get in the way of more formal
processes. We hope this article may contribute to better understanding of this problem, and point the way
to thinking about its resolution. c
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IRIT HADAR ( firstname.lastname@example.org) is a lecturer at the
Department of MIS, University of Haifa, Israel.
URI LERON ( email@example.com) is a Churchill Family Professor
(Emeritus) of Science and Technology Education at the Technion—
Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
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