Neural correlates of the 'Aha! reaction'.

@article{Luo2004NeuralCO,
  title={Neural correlates of the 'Aha! reaction'.},
  author={Jing Luo and Kazuhisa Niki and Steven Phillips},
  journal={Neuroreport},
  year={2004},
  volume={15 13},
  pages={2013-7}
}
An 'Aha! reaction' is a brief moment of exceptional thinking where an unexpected change in one's mental perspective reveals the solution to an otherwise intractable problem. In this event-related fMRI study, subjects read incomprehensible sentences followed by solution cues that were used to evoke such a reaction by triggering an alternative interpretation of the critical concepts. For 73% of the trials, subjects attributed their failure in the initial stage of sentence presentation to "having… CONTINUE READING

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