Investigating Exploration and the ‘Aha’ Moment

"What happens in your brain when you experience an ‘aha!’ moment? Anecdotally you may feel your world expand and your understanding blossom…but what does that mean and how can someone create that experience?

These questions sparked an innovative collaboration between two scientists, Linda Palmer and Christine Gall, from the UCI School of Medicine and an artist, Jesse Jackson, from the Claire Trevor School of the Arts. This interdisciplinary team was awarded a ​UCI Brain Pilot Grant​ to support their ​innovative research proposal."

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Image: "Marching Cubes,” Pari Nadimi Gallery, Nov. 17, 2016 – Jan. 14, 2017. Source: