Current Understanding of the “Insight” Phenomenon Across Disciplines
- Psychology, BiologyFrontiers in Psychology
It is believed that comparative cognition has thus much to gain by embracing advances from neuroscience and human cognitive psychology and discussing the consequences of these findings to comparative cognition.
On the “Demystification” of Insight: A Critique of Neuroimaging Studies of Insight
Psychologists studying problem solving have, for over 100 years, been interested in the question of whether there are two different modes of solving problems. One mode—problem solving based on…
Deconstructing Insight: EEG Correlates of Insightful Problem Solving
- PsychologyPloS one
The results provide a first account of cognitive insight by dissociating its constituent components and potential neural correlates and indicate that sudden insightful solutions, where restructuring is a key feature, involve automatic, subconscious recombination of information.
Do animals have insight, and what is insight anyway?
- PsychologyCanadian journal of experimental psychology = Revue canadienne de psychologie experimentale
New research suggests insightful behaviour can be captured in common laboratory tasks while brain activity is monitored, opening the way to better integration of research on animals with the cognitive neuroscience of human insight.
The Aha! Moment: The Science Behind Creative Insights
- PsychologyToward Super-Creativity - Improving Creativity in Humans, Machines, and Human - Machine Collaborations
Insight, often referred to as an “aha moment,” has been defined as a sudden, conscious change in a person’s representation of a stimulus, situation, event, or problem. Recent advances in neuroimaging…
Neural correlates of insight phenomena
Difficult problems are sometimes solved in a sudden flash of illumination, a phenomenon referred to as “insight.” Recent neuroimaging studies have begun to reveal the neural correlates of the…
On the temporality of creative insight: a psychological and phenomenological perspective
- Psychology, PhilosophyFront. Psychol.
It is argued that because of its spontaneous but recurrent nature, creative insight could represent a relevant target for the phenomenological investigation of the flow of experience itself and could complement and help bring together biological and psychological perspectives.
Is Insight Always the Same? A Protocol Analysis of Insight in Compound Remote Associate Problems
- PsychologyJ. Probl. Solving
Compound Remote Associate problem-solving characteristics were examined in a study in which participants solved CRA problems while providing concurrent verbal protocols, and show that solutions subjectively judged as insight by participants do exhibit some characteristics of insight.
Insight in sight : studying insight and the effects of giving hints on insight
- Psychology, Education
There are many ways to solve a problem. A unique way is insightful problem solving when the solution promptly comes into your mind. It is interesting to take a look inside one's brain to understand…
TDCS to the right anterior temporal lobe facilitates insight problem-solving
- Psychology, BiologyScientific Reports
Results confirm the crucial role played by the rATL in insight problem-solving, by applying High Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation to the r ATL or the left frontopolar region while participants attempted to solve Compound Remote Associates problems before, during and after stimulation.
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From early in the history of psychology, theorists have argued about whether insights are initially unconscious or whether they are conscious from the start. Empirically identifying unconscious…
An eye movement study of insight problem solving
- Psychology, BusinessMemory & cognition
The present study suggests that eye movement recordings provide an important new window into processes of insight problem solving, providing converging evidence with prior findings using solution rates and solution times.
Function of hippocampus in “insight” of problem solving
- Psychology, BiologyHippocampus
This work is the first neuroimaging study to have investigated the neural correlates of “insight” in problem solving using Japanese riddles, by imaging the answer presentation and comprehension events, just after participants failed to resolve them.
Multiple causes of difficulty in insight: the case of the nine-dot problem.
- PsychologyJournal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition
This work argues that the quantitatively small effects of many studies arise because the difficulty of many insight problems is determined by multiple factors, so the removal of 1 factor has limited effect on the solution rate.
Intuition in insight and noninsight problem solving
- PsychologyMemory & cognition
The difference in phenomenology accompanying insight and noninsight problem solving is proposed to be used to define insight, and the data indicated that noninsights problems were open to accurate predictions of performance, whereas insight problems were opaque to such predictions.
The Oxford handbook of memory
Due to the advent of neuropsychology, it has become clear that there is a multiplicity of memory systems or, at the very least, of dissociably different modes of processing memory in the brain. As…
Individual differences in problem solving via insight
The purpose of the present work was to identify general problem solving skills that underlie the production of insight. One hundred and eighteen participants completed insight problems, analogies,…
The nature of insight
- PhilosophyMinds and Machines
Some of the key conceptual developments which paved the way for Newell and Simon's theory of GPS are looked at: the fundamental changes in the notion of the unconscious — the emergence of the ‘cognitive unconscious’ — which took place in the nineteenth- and early twentieth-century.
The creative cognition approach.
Mental processes are the essence of creative endeavor. The Creative Cognition Approach extends this particular view of creativity, first proposed and developed by the editors in their earlier book…
The use of verbal protocols as data: An analysis of insight in the candle problem
- PsychologyMemory & cognition
It is suggested that verbalization can be used to examine how individuals solve insight problems and to evaluate existing theories of insight.