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Insight

Like intelligence and consciousness, we can usually recognise creativity when we encounter it but the concept is very hard to pin down. It is often associated with insight and, to a lesser extent, analogy. Creative problem solving (CPS) is unlike analytical problem solving in a number of ways. First, it usually involves finding a solution to a problem rather than the solution, so the same issue might produce a range of possible solutions some of which might never have been generated before. Second, it often involves discovering that there is a problem to be solved in the first place. Problem finding is often a first step in creative problem solving. Third, sometimes one is faced with a problem for which there is no known pre-existing ...

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