A Brain Mechanism for Facilitation of Insight by Positive Affect

@article{Subramaniam2009ABM,
  title={A Brain Mechanism for Facilitation of Insight by Positive Affect},
  author={K. Subramaniam and J. Kounios and T. Parrish and M. Jung-Beeman},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2009},
  volume={21},
  pages={415-432}
}
  • K. Subramaniam, J. Kounios, +1 author M. Jung-Beeman
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Computer Science, Medicine
  • Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Previous research has shown that people solve insight or creative problems better when in a positive mood (assessed or induced), although the precise mechanisms and neural substrates of this facilitation remain unclear. We assessed mood and personality variables in 79 participants before they attempted to solve problems that can be solved by either an insight or an analytic strategy. Participants higher in positive mood solved more problems, and specifically more with insight, compared with… CONTINUE READING
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