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Danek, A.H. & Salvi, C. (2018). Moment of truth: Why Aha! experiences are correct. The Journal of Creative Behavior. Advance online publication.
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Danek, A.H., Williams, J., & Wiley, J. (2018). Closing the gap: connecting sudden representational change to the subjective Aha! experience in insightful problem solving. Psychological Research, 1–9.                                   https://doi.org/10.1007/s00426-018-0977-8             PDF download

Danek, A.H. (2018). Magic tricks, sudden restructuring and the Aha! experience: A new model of non-monotonic problem solving. In F. Vallee-Tourangeau (Ed.), Insight: On the origins of new ideas. (pp. 51-78). London: Routledge.
https://www.routledge.com/Insight-On-the-Origins-of-New-Ideas/Vallee-Tourangeau/p/book/9781138288089

Schönauer, M., Brodt, S., Pöhlchen, D., Breßmer, A., Danek, A.H., & Gais, S. (2018). Sleep does not promote solving classical insight problems and magic tricks. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 12:72.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5834438/             PDF download

Danek, A.H., & Wiley, J. (2017). What about false insights? Deconstructing the Aha! experience along its multiple dimensions for correct and incorrect solutions separately. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:2077. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28163687             PDF download

Danek, A.H., Wiley, J., & Öllinger, M. (2016). Solving classical insight problems without Aha! experience: 9 Dot, 8 Coin, and Matchstick Arithmetic Problems. The Journal of Problem Solving, 9(1), 47-57. http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/jps/vol9/iss1/4             PDF download

Danek, A.H., Öllinger, M., Fraps, T., Grothe, B., & Flanagin, V.L. (2015). An fMRI investigation of expectation violation in magic tricks. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 84. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25699001             PDF download

Danek, A.H., Fraps, T., von Müller, A., Grothe, B., & Öllinger, M. (2014). It’s a kind of magic – what self-reports can reveal about the phenomenology of insight problem solving. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1408. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25538658             PDF download

Danek, A.H., Fraps, T., von Müller, A., Grothe, B., & Öllinger, M. (2014). Working Wonders? Investigating insight with magic tricks. Cognition, 130(2), 174-185. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24300080             PDF download

Danek, A.H., Gade, M., Lunardelli, A., & Rumiati, R.I. (2013). Tomato and Tuna – A test for language-free assessment of action understanding. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, 26(4), 208-217. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24378606       PDF download

Danek, A.H., Fraps, T., von Müller, A., Grothe, B. & Öllinger, M. (2013). Aha! experiences leave a mark: facilitated recall of insight solutions. Psychological Research77(5), 659–669. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23007629        PDF download

Öllinger, M., Jones, G., Faber, A.H. & Knoblich, G. (2013). Cognitive mechanisms of insight: The role of heuristics and representational change in solving the eight-coin problem. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 39(3), 931–939. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22799283

Faber, A.H., Kühnpast, N., Sürer, F., Hinz, A.M., & Danek, A. (2009). The Iso-Effect: Is there specific learning of Tower of London iso-problems? Thinking & Reasoning, 15(3),237-249.  https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13546780902924308
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Faber, A.H. (2012). Investigation of insight with magic tricks: Introducing a novel paradigm (Dissertation). Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Retrieved from http://edoc.ub.uni-muenchen.de/15206/ – PDF download

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