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Selected Recent Publications  

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]

Subramaniam, K., Kounios, J., Parrish, T.B., & Jung-Beeman, M. (2009). A brain mechanism for facilitation of insight by positive affect. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21, 415-432.



Payne, L., & Kounios, J. (2009). Coherent oscillatory networks supporting short-term memory retention. Brain Research1247, 126-132. 


Fleck, J.I., Green, D.L., Frymiare, J.L., Payne, L., Bowden, E.M., Jung-Beeman, M., &  Kounios, J. (2008). The transliminal brain at rest: Baseline EEG, unusual experiences, and access to unconscious mental activity..Cortex, 44, 1353-1363.


Kounios, J., Fleck, J.I., Green, D.L., Payne, L., Stevenson, J.L., Bowden, E.M., & Jung-Beeman, M. (2008). The origins of insight in resting-state brain activity. Neuropsychologia, 46, 281-291.


Angelakis, E., Stathopoulou, S., Frymiare, J.L., Green, D.L., Lubar, J.F., & Kounios, J. (2007). EEG neurofeedback: A brief overview and an example of peak alpha frequency training for cognitive enhancementin the elderly. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 29, 110-129.


Kounios, J. (2007). Functional modularity of semantic memory revealed by event-related brain potentials. In J. Hart & M.A. Kraut (Eds.), Neural basis of semantic memory. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.


Polikar, R., Topalis, A., Green, D.L., Kounios, J., & Clark, C.M. (2008). Ensemble based data fusion for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease. Information Fusion, 9, 83-95.


Polikar, R., Topalis, A., Green, D., Kounios, J., & Clark, C.M. (2007). Comparative multiresolution analysis and ensemble of classifiers approach for early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Computers in Biology and Medicine, 37, 542-558.


Kounios, J., Frymiare, J.L., Bowden, E.M., Fleck, J.I., Subramaniam, K., Parrish, T.B., Jung-Beeman, M. (2006). The Prepared Mind: Neural Activity Prior to Problem Presentation Predicts Subsequent Solution by Sudden Insight. Psychological Science, 17, 882-890.


Grossman, M., Koenig, P., Kounios, J., McMillan, C., Work, M., & Moore, P. (2006). Category-specific effects in semantic memory: Category–task interactions suggested by fMRI. NeuroImage, 30, 1003-1009..


Bowden, E.M., Jung-Beeman, M., Fleck, J., & Kounios, J. (2005). New approaches to demystifying insight. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 9, 322-328. 


Jung-Beeman, M., Bowden, E.M., Haberman, J., Frymiare, J.L., Arambel-Liu, S., Greenblatt, R., Reber, P.J., & Kounios, J. (2004). Neural Activity When People Solve Verbal Problems with Insight. Public Library of Science – Biology, 2, 500-510.


Angelakis, E., Lubar, J.F., Stathopoulou, S., & Kounios, J. (2004). Peak alpha frequency: An electroencephalographic measure of cognitive preparedness. Clinical Neurophysiology, 115, 887-897. 


Kounios, J., Bachman, P., Casasanto, D., Grossman, M., Smith, R.W., & Yang, W. (2003). Novel concepts mediate word retrieval from human episodic associative memory: Evidence from event-related potentials. Neuroscience Letters, 345, 157-160.


Kounios, J., Koenig, P., Glosser, G., De Vita, C., Dennis, K., Moore, P., & Grossman, M. (2003). Category-specific medial temporal lobe activation and the consolidation of semantic memory: Evidence from fMRI. Cognitive Brain Research, 17, 484-494.


Jensen, O., Gelfand, J., Kounios, J., & Lisman, J. E. (2002). Oscillations in the alpha band (9-12 Hz) increase with memory load during retention in a short-term memory task. Cerebral Cortex, 12, 877-882. 


Kounios, J., Smith, R.W., Yang, W., Bachman, P.,& D’Esposito, M. (2001). Cognitive association formation in human memory revealed by spatiotemporal imaging. Neuron, 29, 297-306.