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Danek, A.H. & Wiley, J. (accepted). The insight memory advantage. In C. Salvi, J. Wiley, & S. M. Smith (Eds.), The Emergence of Insight. Cambridge University Press.

Danek, A.H. (in press). The phenomenology of insight: The Aha! experience. In L. Ball & F. Vallée-Tourangeau (Eds.), Routledge International Handbook of Creative Cognition. London: Routledge.

Bilalić, M., Graf, M., Vaci, N., & Danek, A.H. (2021). The temporal dynamics of insight problem solving – restructuring might not always be sudden. Thinking & Reasoning, 27(1), 1-37. PDF

Rummel J., Iwan, F., Steindorf, L., & Danek, A.H. (2021). The role of attention for insight problem solving: Effects of mindless and mindful incubation periods. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 33(6-7), 757-769. PDF

Danek, A.H. & Kizilirmak, J.M. (2021). Editorial: The whole is more than the sum of its parts – addressing insight problem solving concurrently from a cognitive and an affective perspective. Journal of Cognitive Psychology,33(6-7), 609–615. PDF

Gilhooly, K., & Danek, A.H. (2021). Roger L. Dominowski (1939-2020): His contribution to the study of insightful problem solving. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 33(6–7), 616–619. PDF

Danek, A.H. & Wiley, J. (2020). What causes the insight memory advantage? Cognition, 205, 104411. PDF

Danek, A.H., Williams, J., & Wiley, J. (2020). Closing the gap: connecting sudden representational change to the subjective Aha! experience in insightful problem solving. Psychological Research, 84, 111–119.              PDF

Pétervári, J. & Danek, A.H. (2020). Problem solving of magic tricks: guiding to and through an impasse with solution cues. Thinking & Reasoning, 26(4), 502-533.   PDF

Danek, A.H. & Salvi, C. (2020). Moment of truth: Why Aha! experiences are correctThe Journal of Creative Behavior, 54, 484-486             PDF

Bilalić, M., Graf, M., Vaci, N., & Danek, A.H. (2019). When the solution is on the doorstep: Better solving performance, but diminished Aha! experience for chess experts on the mutilated checkerboard problem. Cognitive Science, 43(8): e12771.    PDF

Danek, A.H. & Flanagin, V.L. (2019). Cognitive conflict and restructuring: The neural basis of two core components of insight. AIMS Neuroscience, 6(2), 60–84.       PDF

Fine, P.A., Danek, A.H., Friedlander, K.J., Hocking, I., & Thompson, W.F. (2019). Editorial: Novel approaches for studying creativity in problem-solving and artistic performance. Frontiers in Psychology, 10:2059.              PDF

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.

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.             PDF

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.             PDF

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.             PDF

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.             PDF

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.             PDF

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.             PDF

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.       PDF

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.        PDF

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.   PDF

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.

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 – PDF


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