News & Media


Forthcoming Book:

Aha!  The New Neuroscience of Creative Insight, by John Kounios and Mark Beeman (Random House, 2013).


Review Article:

Kounios, J., & Beeman, M. (2009). The Aha! moment: The cognitive neuroscience of insight. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 18, 210-216.  [click here to download]


Press Releases: 

 

Brain Activity Differs for Creative and Noncreative Thinkers (10/28/07)

 

Study shows hope for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's (4/13/07)

 

Aha! Favors the Prepared Mind (4/5/06)

 

Aha! Cognitive Neuroscientists Reveal Creative Brain Processes (4/13/04)

Lab News & Events


6/11/11:  Jason van Steenburgh finishes his doctorate on transcranial direct current stimulation and insight.  He's off to do a postdoc at Johns Hopkins.


12/07/10:  Kounios and Beeman insight research discussed in The New York Times [click here to read]. 


10/4/10: Kounios' research on neurofeedback discussed in The New York Times [click here].


9/10: Kounios spending sabbatical as a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Psychology, Princeton University.


5/7/10: Insight research covered in a New York Times article entitled, "Charting Creativity: Signposts of a Hazy Territory":

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/08/books/08creative.html?scp=1&sq=Kounios&st=cse


10/09: The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago establishes a new permanent exhibit called "YOU!  The Experience," which includes a display describing Jung-Beeman et al. (2004):

http://www.msichicago.org/whats-here/exhibits/you/the-exhibit/your-mind


6/19/09: Kounios  and Beeman's research on insight is featured in an article in The Wall Street Journal entitled "The Wandering Mind Heads Straight Toward Insight," by Robert Lee Hotz.


7/22/08: Kounios and Jung-Beeman's research on insight is profiled in a feature article entitled "The Eureka Hunt: Where in our brains do insights come from?" by Jonah Lehrer in the 7/28/08 issue of The New Yorker magazine.   


5/25/08: John Kounios and Mark Jung-Beeman will co-chair a symposium on the neural basis of creative thought at the upcoming meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in Chicago. 


4/08: Lisa Payne and John Kounios presented a poster on neuronal oscillations and short-term memory retention at the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society in San Francisco.

  


Media Coverage (Selection)

[For a larger selection, click HERE for CV.]

12/07/10:  Kounios and Beeman insight research discussed in The New York Times [click here to read].  

10/4/10: Kounios' research on neurofeedback discussed in The New York Times [click here].

"Charting Creativity: Signposts of a Hazy Territory," by Patricia Cohen, The New York Times, May 7, 2010.  

"The Wandering Mind Heads Straight Toward Insight," By Robert Lee Hotz, The Wall Street Journal, June 19, 2009

"The Eureka Hunt: Where in our brains do insights come from?" by Jonah Lehrer in the 7/28/08 issue of The New Yorker magazine.  

A radio story from NPR's "Morning Edition" program: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1838162

Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Featured in U.S. News and World Report

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