[PDF] The Eureka Factor BY John Kounios



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  1. says:

    I have had a long interest in creativity since writing about it for my masters' thesis This book took a long time to provide two en

  2. says:

    My review is really biased because I teach Experimental Cognition so almost all of the material was familiar to me I just didn't find the book to flow well and it felt like a cognition textbook I wouldn't reuire it for my students and they read Kahneman's Thinking Fast and Slow Others may find it interesting though A lot of great work highlighted in this book

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    Mechanics behind how 'insight' is generated by our brain Helpful for people digging into 'innovation' like me way too much info for most others It certainly help me better understand how I was doing it Key take aways are Relaxation is critical to finding insight Push til you solve the problem OR hit the wall BEFORE relaxing Focus reuires limited sensory input But not an efficient way to solve problems that have well esta

  4. says:

    Everyone has varying tendencies towards eureka moments The great thing is you don’t have to be an ancient Greek

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    Probably everyone has experienced the thrill of a sudden and dramatic change in thought which connects ideas in a moment This moment of insight is not only exciting and somewhat addicting but also rarely comes when called the author's here compare it to a cat which is not a poor analogy Dr Kunious and Beeman's book attempts to brea

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    This is easily one of the best books I read this summer Kounious and Beeman fill the book with insightful work on the nature of creative insight with much space dedicated to the neuroscience and psychology of the phenomenon They discuss a wide range of applications from science to philosophy to literature and p

  7. says:

    I read this book thanks to BlinkistThe key message in this bookEveryone has varying tendencies towards eureka moments The great thing is you don’t have to be an ancient Greek thinker to enjoy of them Small changes in yo

  8. says:

    As I delve into deep work and my creative process there is no book that could’ve served me betterThe Eureka Factor gives the full buffet It not only talks about the psychology behind creative insight but it also explains how to c

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    Kounios and Beeman give a nice and broad overview over insight research covered many interesting approaches to study insights and used many anecdotes that I found enjoyable to read Some things I missed they rarely mentioned effect sizes of studies and numbers of participants often the effects are significant they didn't mention the replication crisis and only rarely mentioned how reliable they think the studies they mentioned a

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    This book opened up a lot of valuable information that pertained to my life but can be used by anybody to spark creative thoughts The only problem I have with the book is that the information all seems to be at the cutting edge of research and so it feels as if there is a huge world of information left to be discovered and it gives the book trouble tying everything together Definitely an important part of your

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In a book perfect for readers of Charles Duhigg s The Power of Habit David Eagleman s Incognito and Leonard Mlodinow s Subliminal the cognitive neuroscientists who discovered how the brain has aha moments sudden creative insights explain how they happen when we need them and how we can have of them to enrich our lives and empower personal and professional success Eureka or aha moments are sudden realizations that expand our understanding of the world and ourselves conferring both personal growth and practical advantage Such creative insights as psychological scientists call them were what conveyed an important discovery in the science of genetics to Nobel laureate Barbara McClintock the melody of a Beatles ballad to Paul McCartney and an understanding of the cause of human suffering to the Buddha But these moments of clarity are not given only to the famous Anyone can have them In The Eureka Factor John Kounios and Mark Beeman explain how insights arise and what the scientific research says about stimulating of them They discuss how various conditions affect the likelihood of your having My review is really biased because I teach Experimental Cognition so almost all of the material was familiar to me I just didn t find the book to flow well and it felt like a cognition textbook I wouldn t reuire it for my students and they read Kahneman s Thinking Fast and Slow Others may find it interesting though A lot of great work highlighted in this book