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Neuroscientist John Kounios has located "insight" (aha moment) in the brain where concepts and word meanings (concept meaning) are processed, not where sense perception and what he calls analytical thinking occurs. The insight experience connects thoughts in a new way which is the basis of creative thinking. This verifies Steiner's talk of "conceptual" intuition which is the basis of his theory of freedom. The insight experience releases a burst of electrical energy (living thought that motivates action).



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  • But surely the essential feature of pure thinking is its non-dependence on the brain: the brain is only the signal system, relay station, for conveying the fact of insight?


    • I would agree with your comment. This short video discusses ethical ideas but doesn't go into the brain or pure thinking. Each video tries to make a particular point without being too long.

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