John Kounios

The Eureka Factor
  • The Eureka Factor

  • Where do great ideas come from?
    What actually happens in your brain during a ‘Eureka’ moment?

    How can we have more of them?

    John Kounios and Mark Beeman, leading experts on the neural bases of insight and creative thinking, have conducted pioneering neuroimaging research examining brain activity at and before these moments of clarity. In The Eureka Factor they reveal exactly how sudden insights are formed in the brain, how we can increase our chances of generating them, and how they impact our thinking.

    Helping to unlock the mechanisms behind intuitive flashes and inspiration, this ground-breaking account not only explains the science of insight, but also describes the keys to innovation and creativity.

Dr John Kounios is Professor of Psychology at Drexel University and has published cognitive neuroscience research on insight, creativity, problem solving, memory, knowledge representation and Alzheimer's disease. He has held research and faculty positions at Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. He lives with his wife and children in the Philadelphia area.

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