Aha! I got it! What happens in our brain when we get an insight

From mastering the fire to landing on the moon, creativity is one of the foremost valuable resources humans have. From trivial everyday problems, to great discoveries that have revolutionized the course of history, all face problems to solve. We might think about it for a moment, for hours, and sometimes even years, until, all of a sudden, maybe when we are not even thinking about it: Aha! The solution unexpectedly come to our mind as an insight. This article will explain what happens in our brain when we have a creative idea, and what are the latest neuroscientific discoveries of creativity and insight problem solving.


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Carola Salvi
Carola Salvi is PhD is Cognitive Neurosciences and Experimental Psychology. She is postdoctoral research fellow at Northwestern University, USA.

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