insight in the brain

I sometimes cruise PLoS Biology, a free online biology journal that is slowly gaining a reputation, and they had a really cool article on Neural Activity When People Solve Verbal Problems with Insight. It’s worth a read through the abstract and introduction. There’s some fMRI stuff, a lot of brain anatomy that I know very little about, and some hand waving about Archimedes, but it’s pretty interesting to see (if you didn’t know already) how neuroscientists investigate problems like “insight.” Although many of my friends were Course 9 (Cog Sci), but I never really took any of those classes, hence my “gee whiz!” attitude.

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