Incubation in Insight Problem Solving

  title={Incubation in Insight Problem Solving},
  author={E. Segal},
  journal={Creativity Research Journal},
  pages={141 - 148}
  • E. Segal
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology
  • Creativity Research Journal
  • A break in the attentive activity devoted to a problem may eventually facilitate the solution process. This phenomenon is known by the name incubation. A new hypothesis regarding the incubation mechanism is suggested. It is based on analysis of the structure of insight problems and their solution process. According to this hypothesis, no activity takes place during the break. The break's only function is to divert the solver's attention from the problem, thus releasing her mind from the grip of… CONTINUE READING
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