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Nonconscious idea generation

Snyder, Allan; Mitchell, D John; Ellwood, Sophie; Yates (previously Loy), Adele; Pallier, Gerry


The recognition of the correct solution to a problem after a period when one is not actively searching for an answer is well documented. However, previous research has focused on problems an individual has not yet resolved. We presented a scenario in which 125 participants believed that they had completed a task and so had no reason to seek further solutions. To their surprise, after a period of distraction, we resumed the testing session. This novel method was combined with accurate recording...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Psychological Reports


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