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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., 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., Ingledew, D., Grimmer, H., Schooler, J., & Tangen, J. (2018). Getting a grip on insight: real-time and embodied Aha experiences predict correct solutions. Cognition and Emotion, DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2021.1908230

Laukkonen, R., & Tangen, J. M. (2016). 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., & Tangen, J. M. (2018). How to Detect Insight Moments in Problem Solving Experiments. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 282. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00282

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., Kaveladze, B., Protzko, J., Tangen, J., & Schooler, J. (2021). The ring of truth: Irrelevant insights make worldviews seem true. DOI: 10.21203/]

Grimmer, H. J., Laukkonen, R., Dr., Tangen, J. M., & von Hippel, B. (2021, April 2). Eliciting false insights with semantic priming. DOI: 10.31234/

Lewis-Healey, E., Laukkonen, R., Dr., & van Elk, M. (2021, May 19). Future Directions for Clinical Psychedelic Research: The Relaxed Symptom Network. 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. DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/9W56M

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

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, April 1). Nudging Open Science. DOI: 10.31234/

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