“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”

― Anton Chekhov

Peer reviewed

Laukkonen, R. E., Kaveladze, B. T., Tangen, J. M., & Schooler, J. W. (2020). The dark side of Eureka: Artificially induced Aha moments make facts feel true. Cognition196, 104122.

Laukkonen, R., & Tangen, J. M. (2016). Can observing a Necker cube make you more insightful? Consciousness and Cognition, 48, 198-211.

Laukkonen, R., & Tangen, J. M. (2018). How to Detect Insight Moments in Problem Solving Experiments. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 282.

Webb, M. E., Laukkonen, R. E., Cropper, S. J., & Little, D. R. (2019). Commentary: Moment of (Perceived) Truth: Exploring Accuracy of Aha! Experiences. The Journal of Creative Behavior. doi: 10.1002/jocb.433

Laukkonen, R., Leggett, J., Gallagher, R. Biddell, H., Mrazek, A., Slagter, H. & Mrazek, M. (2019) The Science of Mindfulness-Based Interventions and Learning: A Review for Educators. Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development. doi: 10.31231/

Laukkonen, R., Biddel, H., & Gallagher, R. (2019). Preparing humanity for change and artificial intelligence: Learning to learn as a safeguard against volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development. doi: 10.31234/


Laukkonen, R., Ingledew, D., Schooler, J., & Tangen, J. M. (2018, March 12). The phenomenology of truth: The insight experience as a heuristic in contexts of uncertainty. PsyArxiv. doi: 10.17605/OSF.IO/9W56M

Laukkonen, R., Ingledew, D., Tangen, J. (2018). Getting a grip on insight: An embodied measure of Aha! and metacognition during problem solving. Retrieved from doi: 10.17605/OSF.IO/FYHWB

Laukkonen, R., Schooler, J., & Tangen, J. M. (2018, February 24). Eureka Heuristics: How feelings of insight signal the quality of a new idea. Retrieved from doi: 10.17605/OSF.IO/EZ3TN

Popular media

Murugesu, J (2020, Jan 9). A sudden Eureka moment can trick you into believing something false. New Scientist.

Warren, M (2019, Dec 5). Eureka moments have a “Dark Side”: They can make false facts seem true. The British Psychological Society: Research Digest.

Laukkonen, Grimmer, & Tangen (2018, Aug 28). What is déjà vu? What the health.

Jaekl, P (2017). Can Finding Hidden Pictures Induce Creative Problem Solving? ScienceBeta.