The Authors

Kounios and Beeman’s research on creative insight has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Times of London, and National Public Radio, as well as a BBC Television documentary. Their work was profiled in The New Yorker and is part of an exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. 

John Kounios, PhD, is a professor of psychology and director of Drexel University’s doctoral program in Applied Cognitive and Brain Sciences.  He has published cognitive neuroscience research on insight, creativity, problem solving, memory, and Alzheimer’s disease.  His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.  He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the Psychonomic Society and serves on a National Science Foundation advisory panel. 

 

Mark Beeman, PhD, is professor and chair of psychology at Northwestern University where he studies the brain bases of creative cognition and problem-solving, how mood affects attention and cognition, and how the right and left sides of the brain differ in function.  His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, John Templeton Foundation, and Office of Naval Research.  He is a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and serves on a National Science Foundation advisory panel. 

 

 

 

© 2014 by John Kounios.