Resource Summary

Breakthrough thinking comes as a sudden, seemingly unaccountable moment of inspiration. In this book, David Perkins explores the common logic behind breakthroughs in many fields, historical periods, and evolutionary epochs. Drawing on a rich knowledge of both artificial intelligence and cognitive psychology, he sets forth a uniquely integrative theory of how insights occur. Along the way he offers dozens of often playful puzzles and illustrations that reveal the four key processes behind breakthrough thinking. (Originally published in hardcover under the title Archimedes Bathtub.) ISBN-13: 978-0393322552