Parents feel often the same thing with their children. A mother may have a gut feeling that a son or daughter who lives away from home is ill and calls to ask if all is well. It turns out (sometimes) that the child is sick. "How did you know that I was sick" asks the child. "I just felt it on my body that something was wrong and had to call" says the mother. I have experienced this many times as a parent. It's just weird every time. There is a link between parents and children which is embodied and can not be explained otherwise than that it is an irrational gut feeling.
Intuition (from Lat. Intueri 'consider') is an immediate feeling one has in a situation. It is characterized not by a scientific and analytical, logical testing of hypotheses. It's just a gut feeling of what is right or what should be done in a given situation. And it is typical that one can not give a good reason for why this is so.
|Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen|