Kounios and Beeman (2009) show that many insight solutions come when one is in a relaxed state. Furthermore, positive mood helps with insight solutions.
- But practically speaking, is it wise to try and induce conditions that support insight solutions?
- Would trying to induce conditions that support insight solutions be counterproductive because of some type of meta-cognitive process in the background?
I assume that most people who have eureka moments do not explicitly seek out to have them.
- Kounios, J., & Beeman, M. (2009). The Aha! Moment The Cognitive Neuroscience of Insight. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 18(4), 210-216.