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Mark Beeman

Associate Professor of Psychology
Cognitive Neuroscience Program
Department of Psychology
Northwestern University
2029 Sheridan Rd
Evanston IL 60208-2710

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Solving problems with insight

Wegbreit, E., Suzuki, S., Grabowecky, M., Kounios, J. & Beeman, M. (2012). Visual attention modulates insight versus analytic solving of verbal problems. Journal of Problem Solving, 4(2), Article 5.

 

van Steenburgh, J.J., Fleck, J., Beeman, M., & Kounios, J. (2012). Insight. Chapter 24 in K. Holyoak and R. Morrison (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning, pp 475-491. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

 

Subramaniam, K., Faust, M., Beeman, M., & Mashal, N. (2012). The repetition paradigm: Enhancement of novel metaphors and suppression of conventional metaphors in the left inferior parietal lobe.  Neuropsychologia, 50, 2705-2719.

 

Mirous, H.J., & Beeman, M. (2012). Bilateral processing and affect in creative language comprehension. In M. Faust (Ed.), The Handbook of the Neuropsychology of Language, pp. 319-341. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.

 

Kounios, J. & Beeman, M. (2010). The cognitive neuroscience of insight and its antecedents. In S. Kornguth, R. Steinberg, & M.D. Matthews (Eds.) Neurocognitive and Physiological Factors During High-Tempo Operations. Ashgate Press.

 

Subramaniam, K., Kounios, J., Parrish, T.B., & Jung-Beeman, M. (2009). A brain mechanism for facilitation of insight by positive affect.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21, 415-432.

 

Mashal, N., Faust, M., Hendler, T & Jung-Beeman, M. (2009). An fMRI study of processing novel metaphoric sentences. Laterality, 14, 30-54.

Kounios, J., & Jung-Beeman, M. (2009). Aha! The cognitive neuroscience of insight. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 18, 210-216.

Subramaniam, K., Kounios, J., Bowden, E.M., Parrish, T.B., & Jung-Beeman, M. (2009).   Positive mood and anxiety modulate anterior cingulate activity and cognitive preparation for insight. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21, 415-432.

Kounios, J., Fleck, J., Green, D.L., Payne, L., Stevenson, J.L ., Bowden, E.M., & Jung-Beeman, M.  (2008). The origins of insight in resting-state brain activity. Neuropsychologia, 46, 281-291

Bowden, E.M. & Jung-Beeman, M. (2007). Methods for investigating the neural components of insight. Methods, 42, 87-99

Kounios, J., Frymiare, J.L., Bowden, E.M., Fleck, J.I., Subramaniam, K., Parrish, T.B., & Jung-Beeman, M.  (2006). The prepared mind: Neural activity prior to problem presentation predicts solution by sudden insight. Psychological Science, 17, 882-890 .

Bowden, E.M., Jung-Beeman, M., Fleck, J., & Kounios, J.  (2005). New approaches to demystifying insight. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 9, 322-328.

Jung-Beeman, M., Bowden, E.M., Haberman, J., Frymiare, J.L., Arambel-Liu, S., Greenblatt, R., Reber, P.J., & Kounios, J. (April, 2004). Neural activity observed in people solving verbal problems with insight. Public Library of Science - Biology, 2(4).

Bowden, E.M. & Jung-Beeman, M. (2003) Aha! Insight experience correlates with solution activation in the right hemisphere . Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 10, 730-737.

Bowden, E.M. & Jung-Beeman, M. (2003) One hundred forty-four Compound Remote Associate Problems: Short insight-like problems with one-word solutions. Behavioral Research, Methods, Instruments, and Computers, 35, 634-639.

Beeman, M.J. & Bowden, E. (2000). The right hemisphere maintains solution-related activation for yet-to-be solved insight problems . Memory & Cognition, 28, 1231-1241.

Bowden, E.M., & Beeman, M.J. (1998). Getting the right idea: Semantic activation in the right hemisphere may help solve insight problems . Psychological Science, 6, 435-440.


Drawing inferences during story comprehension

Virtue, S., Clancy, Z., Parrish, T., & Jung-Beeman, M. (2008). Inferences during story comprehension: Cortical recruitment affected by predictability of events and working-memory capacity. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20, 2274-2284.

Virtue, S., Haberman, J., Clancy, Z., Parrish, T., & Jung-Beeman, M.  (2006). Neural activity of inferences during comprehension. Brain Research, 1084, 104-114.

Beeman, M.J., Bowden, E.M., & Gernsbacher, M.A. (2000). Right and left hemisphere cooperation for drawing predictive and coherence inferences during normal story comprehension . Brain and Language, 71, 310-336.

Beeman, M., Friedman, R.B., Grafman, J., Perez, E., Diamond, S., & Lindsay, M.B. (1994). Summation priming and coarse semantic coding in the right hemisphere. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 6, 26-45.

Beeman, M. (1993). Semantic processing in the right hemisphere may contribute to drawing inferences from discourse . Brain and Language, 44, 80-120.


Other papers on language processing in both hemispheres

 

Jung-Beeman, M.  (2005). Bilateral brain processes for comprehending natural language. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 9, 512-518.

 

Mashal, N.,  Faust, M., Hendler, T & Jung-Beeman, M. (2008). Hemispheric differences in processing the literal interpretation of idioms: Converging evidence from behavioral and fMRI studies. Cortex

 

Fleck, J., Green, D.L., Stevenson, J.L., Payne, L., Bowden, E.M, Jung-Beeman, M., & Kounios, J. (2008). The transliminal brain at rest: Baseline EEG, unusual experiences, and access to unconscious mental activity. Cortex, 44, 1353-1363

Mashal, N.,  Faust, M., Hendler, T & Jung-Beeman, M. (2007). An fMRI investigation of the neural correlates underlying the processing of novel metaphoric expressions. Brain and Language, 100, 115-126

Mashal, N.,  Faust, M., Hendler, T & Jung-Beeman, M. (In press). An fMRI study of processing novel metaphoric sentences. Laterality

Arambel-Liu, S., Parrish, T., & Jung-Beeman, M. Semantic integration for varying levels of predicted endings: An FMRI study. Manuscript in preparation.

Beeman, M.J. & Chiarello, C. (1998). Complementary right and left hemisphere language comprehension. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 7, 2-8.

Beeman, M., & Chiarello, C. (Eds.). (1998). Right hemisphere language comprehension: Perspectives from cognitive neuroscience. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. (With editors' commentaries after each of three sections).

Beeman, M. (1998). Coarse semantic coding and discourse comprehension. In M. Beeman & C. Chiarello, (Eds.), Right hemisphere language comprehension: Perspectives from cognitive neuroscience, pp. 255-284. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Beeman, M. & Chiarello, C. (1998). Concluding remarks: Getting the whole story right. In M. Beeman & C. Chiarello, (Eds.), Right hemisphere language comprehension: Perspectives from cognitive neuroscience, pp. 377-389. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Chiarello, C., & Beeman, M. (1997). Toward a veridical interpretation of right hemisphere processing and storage . Psychological Science, 8, 343-344.


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