Aha! experiences leave a mark: facilitated recall of insight solutions

  title={Aha! experiences leave a mark: facilitated recall of insight solutions},
  author={Amory H. Danek and Thomas Fraps and Albrecht von M{\"u}ller and Benedikt Grothe and Michael {\"O}llinger},
  journal={Psychological Research},
The present study investigates a possible memory advantage for solutions that were reached through insightful problem solving. We hypothesized that insight solutions (with Aha! experience) would be remembered better than noninsight solutions (without Aha! experience). 34 video clips of magic tricks were presented to 50 participants as a novel problem-solving task, asking them to find out how the trick was achieved. Upon discovering the solution, participants had to indicate whether they had… 

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