PSYCH OpenIR  > 中国科学院心理研究所回溯数据库(1956-2010)
Neural correlates of the 'Aha! reaction'
Luo, J; Niki, K; Phillips, S; K. Niki
2004-09-15
Source PublicationNEUROREPORT
ISSN0959-4965
SubtypeArticle
Volume15Issue:13Pages:2013-2017
AbstractAn 'Aha! reaction' is a brief moment of exceptional thinking where an unexpected change in one's mental perspective reveals the solution to an otherwise intractable problem. In this event-related fMRI study, subjects read incomprehensible sentences followed by solution cues that were used to evoke such a reaction by triggering an alternative interpretation of the critical concepts. For 73% of the trials, subjects attributed their failure in the initial stage of sentence presentation to "having thought about it in another direction". This behavior implies that the breaking of mental impasse is a critical component of the Aha! reaction phenomenon. During the Aha! reaction we observed anterior cingulate and left lateral prefrontal cortical activation, which are two areas known to mediate cognitive conflict.; An 'Aha! reaction' is a brief moment of exceptional thinking where an unexpected change in one's mental perspective reveals the solution to an otherwise intractable problem. In this event-related fMRI study, subjects read incomprehensible sentences followed by solution cues that were used to evoke such a reaction by triggering an alternative interpretation of the critical concepts. For 73% of the trials, subjects attributed their failure in the initial stage of sentence presentation to "having thought about it in another direction". This behavior implies that the breaking of mental impasse is a critical component of the Aha! reaction phenomenon. During the Aha! reaction we observed anterior cingulate and left lateral prefrontal cortical activation, which are two areas known to mediate cognitive conflict.
KeywordAha! reaction anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) event-related fMRI left lateral prefrontal cortex (PFC)
Subject Area认知神经科学 ; 医学心理学
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS IDWOS:000225141200004
Citation statistics
Cited Times:66[WOS]   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.psych.ac.cn/handle/311026/5569
Collection中国科学院心理研究所回溯数据库(1956-2010)
Corresponding AuthorK. Niki
Affiliation1.Natl Inst Adv Ind Sci & Technol, Neurosci Res Inst, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Psychol, Key Lab Mental Hlth, Beijing, Peoples R China
3.JST, RISTEX, Brainsci & Educ, Tokyo, Japan
Recommended Citation
GB/T 7714
Luo, J,Niki, K,Phillips, S,et al. Neural correlates of the 'Aha! reaction'[J]. NEUROREPORT,2004,15(13):2013-2017.
APA Luo, J,Niki, K,Phillips, S,&K. Niki.(2004).Neural correlates of the 'Aha! reaction'.NEUROREPORT,15(13),2013-2017.
MLA Luo, J,et al."Neural correlates of the 'Aha! reaction'".NEUROREPORT 15.13(2004):2013-2017.
Files in This Item:
File Name/Size DocType Version Access License
Luo-2004-Neural corr(151KB) 限制开放--View Application Full Text
Related Services
Recommend this item
Bookmark
Usage statistics
Export to Endnote
Google Scholar
Similar articles in Google Scholar
[Luo, J]'s Articles
[Niki, K]'s Articles
[Phillips, S]'s Articles
Baidu academic
Similar articles in Baidu academic
[Luo, J]'s Articles
[Niki, K]'s Articles
[Phillips, S]'s Articles
Bing Scholar
Similar articles in Bing Scholar
[Luo, J]'s Articles
[Niki, K]'s Articles
[Phillips, S]'s Articles
Terms of Use
No data!
Social Bookmark/Share
File name: Luo-2004-Neural correlates of.pdf
Format: Adobe PDF
This file does not support browsing at this time
All comments (0)
No comment.
 

Items in the repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.