“We don’t create a fantasy world to escape reality. We create it to be able to stay.”

— Lynda Barry

Peer reviewed

Chowdhury, A., Lutterveld, RV., Laukkonen, R. E., Slagter, HA., Ingram, DM., Sacchet, MD. (2023). Investigation of advanced mindfulness meditation “cessation” experiences using EEG spectral analysis in an intensively sampled case study. Neuropsychologia.

Laukkonen, R. E., Dr., Webb, M. E., Salvi, C., Tangen, J. M., Slagter, H. A., & Schooler, J. (2023). Insight and the selection of ideas. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.

Laukkonen, R. E., Sacchet, M. D., Barendregt, H.., Devaney, K. D., Chowdhury, A., Slagter, H. A. (2023). Cessations of consciousness in meditation: Advancing a scientific understanding of nirodha samāpatti. Progress in Brain Research.

Tulver, K., Kaup, K. K., Laukkonen, R. E., & Aru, J. (2023). Restructuring insight: An integrative review of insight in problem-solving, meditation, psychotherapy, delusions and psychedelicsConsciousness and Cognition.

Grimmer, H. J., Tangen, J. M., Freydenzon, A., & Laukkonen, R. E. (2023). The illusion of insight: Detailed warnings reduce but do not prevent false “Aha!” moments. Cognition and Emotion.

Grimmer, H. J., Laukkonen, R. E., Dr., Tangen, J. M., & von Hippel, B. (2022). Eliciting false insights with semantic priming. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

Grimmer, H. J., Laukkonen, R. E., Freydenzon, A., von Hippel, B., & Tangen, J. M., (2022). Thinking style and psychosis proneness do not predict false insights. Consciousness & Cognition.

Laukkonen, R., Dr., Kaveladze, B., Protzko, J., Tangen, J. M., von Hippel, B., & Schooler, J. (2022). Irrelevant insights make worldviews ring trueScientific Reports.

Lewis-Healey, E., Laukkonen, R. E., Dr., & van Elk, M. (2021). Future Directions for Clinical Psychedelic Research: The Relaxed Symptom Network. Psychology & Neuroscience.

Laukkonen, R. E., & Slagter, H. A. (2021). From many to (n)one: Meditation and the plasticity of the predictive mind. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.

Laukkonen, R. E., Ingledew, D., Grimmer, H., Schooler, J., & Tangen, J. (2021). Getting a grip on insight: real-time and embodied Aha experiences predict correct solutions. Cognition and Emotion.

Robson, S. G., Baum, M. A., Beaudry, J. L., Beitner, J., Brohmer, H., Chin, J., Jasko, K., Kouros, C. D., Laukkonen, R. E., … Tangen, J. M. (2021). Nudging Open ScienceCollabra: Psychology.

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

Laukkonen, R. E., 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.

Laukkonen, R. E., 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.

Webb, M. E., Laukkonen, R. E., Cropper, S. J., & Little, D. R. (2019). Commentary: Moment of (Perceived) Truth: Exploring Accuracy of Aha! ExperiencesThe Journal of Creative Behavior.

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

Laukkonen, R. E., & Tangen, J. M. (2017). Can observing a Necker cube make you more insightful? Consciousness and Cognition.


McGovern, H., Grimmer, H. J., Doss, M., Hutchinson, B., Timmermann, C., Lyon, A., … Laukkonen, R. E., Dr. (2023, July 3). The power of insight: How psychedelics solicit false beliefs.

Laukkonen, R. E., Lewis-Healey, E., Ghigliotti, L., Daneshtalab, N., & Slagter, H. A. (2022). Tracking rivalry with neural rhythms: Multivariate SSVEPs reveal perception during binocular rivalry.