Incubation, insight, and creative problem solving: a unified theory and a connectionist model.

@article{Hlie2010IncubationIA,
  title={Incubation, insight, and creative problem solving: a unified theory and a connectionist model.},
  author={S{\'e}bastien H{\'e}lie and Ron Sun},
  journal={Psychological review},
  year={2010},
  volume={117 3},
  pages={
          994-1024
        }
}
  • S. Hélie, R. Sun
  • Published 2010
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Psychological review
This article proposes a unified framework for understanding creative problem solving, namely, the explicit-implicit interaction theory. This new theory of creative problem solving constitutes an attempt at providing a more unified explanation of relevant phenomena (in part by reinterpreting/integrating various fragmentary existing theories of incubation and insight). The explicit-implicit interaction theory relies mainly on 5 basic principles, namely, (a) the coexistence of and the difference… Expand
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