John Kounios

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint The cognitive neuroscience of insight
    John Kounios
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102 email
    Annu Rev Psychol 65:71-93. 2014
  2. pmc Semantic richness and the activation of concepts in semantic memory: evidence from event-related potentials
    John Kounios
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, 245 N 15th Street, Mail Stop 626, Philadelphia, PA 19102 1192, USA
    Brain Res 1282:95-102. 2009
  3. pmc The origins of insight in resting-state brain activity
    John Kounios
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19102 1192, USA
    Neuropsychologia 46:281-91. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint The prepared mind: neural activity prior to problem presentation predicts subsequent solution by sudden insight
    John Kounios
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, MS 626, 245 N 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 1192, USA
    Psychol Sci 17:882-90. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint EEG neurofeedback: a brief overview and an example of peak alpha frequency training for cognitive enhancement in the elderly
    Efthymios Angelakis
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19102 1192, USA
    Clin Neuropsychol 21:110-29. 2007
  6. pmc Neural activity when people solve verbal problems with insight
    Mark Jung-Beeman
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
    PLoS Biol 2:E97. 2004
  7. pmc Coherent oscillatory networks supporting short-term memory retention
    Lisa Payne
    Program of Neuroscience, Drexel University, 245 N 15th Street, Mail Stop 626, Philadelphia, PA 19102 1192, USA
    Brain Res 1247:126-32. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint A brain mechanism for facilitation of insight by positive affect
    Karuna Subramaniam
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208 2710, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 21:415-32. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint New approaches to demystifying insight
    Edward M Bowden
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, 2029 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:322-8. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Category-specific effects in semantic memory: category-task interactions suggested by fMRI
    Murray Grossman
    Department of Neurology 2 Gibson, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 4283, USA
    Neuroimage 30:1003-9. 2006

Detail Information

Publications17

  1. doi request reprint The cognitive neuroscience of insight
    John Kounios
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102 email
    Annu Rev Psychol 65:71-93. 2014
    ..Recent studies have begun to apply direct brain stimulation to facilitate insight. In sum, the cognitive neuroscience of insight is an exciting new area of research with connections to fundamental neurocognitive processes. ..
  2. pmc Semantic richness and the activation of concepts in semantic memory: evidence from event-related potentials
    John Kounios
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, 245 N 15th Street, Mail Stop 626, Philadelphia, PA 19102 1192, USA
    Brain Res 1282:95-102. 2009
    ....
  3. pmc The origins of insight in resting-state brain activity
    John Kounios
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19102 1192, USA
    Neuropsychologia 46:281-91. 2008
    ..These results reveal a relationship between resting-state brain activity and problem-solving strategy, and, more generally, a dependence of event-related neural computations on the preceding resting state...
  4. ncbi request reprint The prepared mind: neural activity prior to problem presentation predicts subsequent solution by sudden insight
    John Kounios
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, MS 626, 245 N 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 1192, USA
    Psychol Sci 17:882-90. 2006
    ..Thus, general preparatory mechanisms modulate problem-solving strategy...
  5. ncbi request reprint EEG neurofeedback: a brief overview and an example of peak alpha frequency training for cognitive enhancement in the elderly
    Efthymios Angelakis
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19102 1192, USA
    Clin Neuropsychol 21:110-29. 2007
    ..In sum, the results suggest that the PAF NF protocol is a promising technique for improving selected cognitive functions...
  6. pmc Neural activity when people solve verbal problems with insight
    Mark Jung-Beeman
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
    PLoS Biol 2:E97. 2004
    ..Although all problem solving relies on a largely shared cortical network, the sudden flash of insight occurs when solvers engage distinct neural and cognitive processes that allow them to see connections that previously eluded them...
  7. pmc Coherent oscillatory networks supporting short-term memory retention
    Lisa Payne
    Program of Neuroscience, Drexel University, 245 N 15th Street, Mail Stop 626, Philadelphia, PA 19102 1192, USA
    Brain Res 1247:126-32. 2009
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint A brain mechanism for facilitation of insight by positive affect
    Karuna Subramaniam
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208 2710, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 21:415-32. 2009
    ..This result suggests that positive mood enhances insight, at least in part, by modulating attention and cognitive control mechanisms via ACC, perhaps enhancing sensitivity to detect non-prepotent solution candidates...
  9. ncbi request reprint New approaches to demystifying insight
    Edward M Bowden
    Department of Psychology, Northwestern University, 2029 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 9:322-8. 2005
    ..Behavioral priming and neuroimaging methods are providing evidence about what, where, and how neural activity occurs during insight. Such evidence constrains theories of component processes, and will help to demystify insight...
  10. ncbi request reprint Category-specific effects in semantic memory: category-task interactions suggested by fMRI
    Murray Grossman
    Department of Neurology 2 Gibson, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 4283, USA
    Neuroimage 30:1003-9. 2006
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Novel concepts mediate word retrieval from human episodic associative memory: evidence from event-related potentials
    John Kounios
    Institute for Research in Cognitive Science, University of Pennsylvania, 3401 Walnut Street, Suite 400A, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6228, USA
    Neurosci Lett 345:157-60. 2003
    ..Estimates of current source density at the cortical surface showed that fusion-mediated retrieval elicited left inferior-prefrontal/anterior-temporal activity not typically observed in episodic memory retrieval studies...
  12. ncbi request reprint Category-specific medial temporal lobe activation and the consolidation of semantic memory: evidence from fMRI
    John Kounios
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University MS626, 245 North 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 1192, USA
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 17:484-94. 2003
    ..These predictions were confirmed by the results. Our observations are consistent with the hypothesis that the structure of a category influences the consolidation of knowledge in semantic memory...
  13. doi request reprint ERP based decision fusion for AD diagnosis across cohorts
    Metin Ahiskali
    Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Eng at Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ 08028, USA
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2009:2494-7. 2009
    ..standard automated preprocessing, but more importantly, comparing the diagnostic accuracy on two different cohorts, whose data are collected under different settings: a research university lab and a community clinic...
  14. ncbi request reprint Peak alpha frequency: an electroencephalographic measure of cognitive preparedness
    Efthymios Angelakis
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, MS 626, 245 N 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 1192, USA
    Clin Neurophysiol 115:887-97. 2004
    ..The present study suggests that, among other things, PAF reflects a trait or state of cognitive preparedness...
  15. pmc Asymmetric prefrontal cortex activation in relation to markers of overeating in obese humans
    Christopher N Ochner
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Appetite 53:44-9. 2009
    ..Further research to specify the precise role of prefrontal asymmetry in the motivation toward, and cessation of, feeding in obese individuals is encouraged...
  16. pmc Comparative multiresolution wavelet analysis of ERP spectral bands using an ensemble of classifiers approach for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
    Robi Polikar
    Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ 08028, USA
    Comput Biol Med 37:542-58. 2007
    ..Surprising yet promising outcomes indicate that ERPs in response to novel sounds of oddball paradigm may be more reliable as a biomarker than the more commonly used responses to target sounds...
  17. ncbi request reprint Stacked generalization for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
    Hardik Gandhi
    Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, USA
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 1:5350-3. 2006
    ..Extracted features were then used to train an ensemble of classifiers based stacked generalization approach. We describe the approach, and present our promising preliminary results...