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

— Lynda Barry

Peer reviewed

Grimmer, H. J., Laukkonen, R., 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., 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., 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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


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.

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.

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.

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