The Nuance

The Science Behind Eureka Moments

Aha experiences aren’t as serendipitous as you may think. Here’s how to proactively produce them.

Markham Heid
Elemental
Published in
4 min readAug 1, 2019

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Illustration: Kieran Blakey

IIt’s the third century, B.C., and the King of Syracuse is suspicious. He has commissioned a new gold crown. But upon receiving the crown from his goldsmith, the king believes the item has been…

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Markham Heid
Elemental

I’m a frequent contributor at TIME, the New York Times, and other media orgs. I write mostly about health and science. I like long walks and the Grateful Dead.