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

― Anton Chekhov

Peer reviewed

Laukkonen, R., Dr., Kaveladze, B., Protzko, J., Tangen, J. M., von Hippel, B., & Schooler, J. (2022). Irrelevant insights make worldviews ring true. Scientific Reports. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-05923-3

Lewis-Healey, E., Laukkonen, R., Dr., & van Elk, M. (2021). Future Directions for Clinical Psychedelic Research: The Relaxed Symptom Network. Psychology & Neuroscience. DOI: 10.1037/pne0000290

Laukkonen, R. E., & Slagter, H. A. (2021). From many to (n)one: Meditation and the plasticity of the predictive mind. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. DOI: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2021.06.021

Laukkonen, R., 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, DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2021.1908230

Grimmer, H. J., Laukkonen, R., Dr., Tangen, J. M., & von Hippel, B. (2021). Eliciting false insights with semantic priming. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. DOI: 10.31234/

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 Science. Collabra: Psychology. DOI: 10.1525/collabra.30137

Laukkonen, R., Kaveladze, B., Tangen, J. & Schooler, J., (2020). The dark side of Eureka: Artificially induced Aha moments make facts feel true. Cognition196, 104122. DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2019.104122

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/

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., & Tangen, J. M. (2018). How to Detect Insight Moments in Problem Solving Experiments. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 282. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00282

Laukkonen, R., & Tangen, J. M. (2017). Can observing a Necker cube make you more insightful? Consciousness and Cognition, 48, 198-211. DOI: 10.1016/j.concog.2016.11.011


Laukkonen, R., Lewis-Healey, E., Ghigliotti, L., Daneshtalab, N., & Slagter, H. A. (2022). Tracking rivalry with neural rhythms: Multivariate SSVEPs reveal perception during binocular rivalry. DOI: 10.31234/

Grimmer, H. J., Tangen, J. M., Laukkonen, R., von Hippel, B., & Freydenzon, A. (2022, April 23). Thinking style and psychosis proneness do not predict false insights. DOI: 10.31234/

Grimmer, H. J., Tangen, J. M., von Hippel, B., Freydenzon, A., & Laukkonen, R., Dr. (2022, June 28). The illusion of insight: Detailed warnings reduce but do not prevent false “Aha!” moments. DOI: 10.31234/

Tulver, K., Kaup, K. K., Laukkonen, R., Dr., & Aru, J. (2021). Restructuring insight: An integrative review of insight in problem-solving, meditation, psychotherapy, delusions and psychedelics. DOI: 10.31234/

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

Love, S (2022, Feb 22). The Insights Psychedelics Give You Aren’t Always True. Vice.

Laukkonen, R (2021, Jan 14). What is the present moment? The Science of Mindfulness.

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.

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