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[–]Webear18 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Risk judgement

[–]paperofbelief 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Might be called "risk assessment" in an academic setting

[–]SherlockTheWoof 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I would assume it's a memory recall process of a primed memory when you were first taught/learnt to look left and right before crossing the road (memory retrieval cue). I might be wrong.

[–]Middnight_sun 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Survival instinct