[PDF/EPUB] The Eureka Factor ☆ John Kounios

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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

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The Eureka Factor

An insight when insight is helpful and when deliberate methodical thought is better suited to a task what the relationship is between insight and intuition and how the brain s right hemisphere contributes to creative thought Written in a lively engaging style this book goes beyond scientific principles to offer productive techniues for realizing your creative potential at home and at work The authors provide compelling anecdotes to illustrate how eureka experiences can be a key factor in your life Attend a dinner party with Christopher Columbus to learn why we need insights Go to a baseball game with the director of a classic Disney Pixar movie to learn about one important type of aha moment Observe the behind the scenes arrangements for an Elvis Presley concert to learn why the timing of insights is crucial Accessible and compelling The Eureka Factor is a fascinating look at the human brain and its seemingly infinite capacity to surprise us Praise for The Eureka Factor Delicious In The Eureka Factor neuroscientists John Kounios and Mark Beeman give many other examples of a kind of ligh. Everyone 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 your motivation or environment can help even the most analytical of us to unleash our creativity and experience creative insights Learn about what you can do to train yourself to have of these eureka moments

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Tning bolt of insight but back this up with the latest brain imaging research Newsweek An incredible accomplishment The Eureka Factor is not just a chronicle of the journey that numerous scientists including the authors have taken to examine insight but is also a fascinating guide to how advances in science are made in general Messrs Kounios and Beeman examine how a parade of clever experiments can be designed to answer specific uestions and rule out alternative possibilities Wonderful ideas appear as if out of nowhere and we are delighted The Wall Street Journal An excellent title for those interested in neuroscience or creativity The writing is engaging and readable mixing stories of famous perceptions with explanations of how such revelations happen Library Journal starred review A lively and accessible brain book with wide appeal Booklist An ingenious thoughtful update on how the mind works Kirkus Reviews The Eureka Factor presents a fascinating and illuminating account of the creative process and how to foster it James J Heckman Nobel laureate in economics From the Hardcover edition. 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 your motivation or environment can help even the most analytical of us to unleash our creativity and experience creative insightsActionable adviceNap on itThe next time a conundrum has you flummoxed take a nap This will allow your unconscious to work on it When you wake up you might just have the solution you were looking forA good mood euals a good employeeThe next time you are negotiating with your boss about your working conditions tell them how vital a positive mood is in order to work creatively and happilySuggested further reading Curious by Ian LeslieCurious is all about one of the most fundamental forces for our success as well as our perception of the world around us our curiosity The book offers a uniue look into how curiosity works what you can do to nurture it and what sorts of behaviors stifle it


10 thoughts on “The Eureka Factor

  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 ending chapters that offer some guidance in ways we can enhance our creativity The authors seem like analytical types writing about the opposite intuition or creativity through intuition Basically they contend that some problems may be solved by taking a look at the pieces of the problem rather than thr

  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 t

  3. says:

    Mechanics behind how 'insight' is generated by our brain Helpful for people digging into 'innovation' like me way too much info for most others

  4. says:

    Everyone 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 your motivation or environment can help even the most analytical of us to unleash our

  5. says:

    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 break apart the nature of insightful thinking and the ways in which it differs from

  6. says:

    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

  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 you

  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 create it This book is extremely full circle with every chapter playing off of each other extremely wellAnd as always the examples given with the stories told to explain creative insight and psychology were super

  9. says:

    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 s

  10. says:

    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 give