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are simple, efficient rules, hard-coded by evolutionary processes or learned, which have been proposed to explain how people make decisions, come to judgments, and solve problems, typically when facing complex problems or incomplete information. These rules work well under most circumstances, but in certain cases lead to systematic errors or cognitive biases.
RPoldrack about five years ago.

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"Initial definition retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heuristic"
NPicchetti (about six years ago)

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Definition contributed by NPicchetti about six years ago:are simple, efficient rules, hard-coded by evolutionary processes or learned, which have been proposed to explain how people make decisions, come to judgments, and solve problems, typically when facing complex problems or incomplete information. These rules work well under most circumstances, but in certain cases lead to systematic errors or cognitive biases.

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Definition contributed by NPicchetti about seven years ago:are simple, efficient rules, hard-coded by evolutionary processes or learned, which have been proposed to explain how people make decisions, come to judgments, and solve problems, typically when facing complex problems or incomplete information. These rules work well under most circumstances, but in certain cases lead to systematic errors or cognitive biases. (from Wikipedia)

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Definition contributed by SAdministrator about eight years ago:No definition submitted yet

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