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Arthur Fry, inventor of the Post-it note, with one on his forehead with a picture of a lightbulb

Insight is understanding the inner nature of things. It is a type of comprehension or learning. It can be used in several ways:

  • a piece of information: I have an insight into that problem..
  • the way you come to know something, a kind of learning.
  • the answer to a question or problem.
  • a sudden realization: the Eureka effect, named after Archimedes. This is also known as an epiphany.

Higher intelligence (higher IQ) has also been found to be associated with better performance on insight problems.[1] However, those of lower intelligence benefit more than those of higher intelligence from being provided with cues and hints for insight problems.[1]

The optic nerve is part of the brain.[2][3]

Oxford University has found the etymology of the word and idea of insight existing in writing at the earliest in the Ormulum of circa 1175 AD.[4]

The definition of insight by sources, is for example: "The fact of penetrating with the eyes of the understanding", "deep", "the power or act of seeing into a situation". The idea of penetration into the psychology of the mind has existed at least since 1927, which is the year Dr. E. Minkowski described the idea of psychiatrists penetrating into the mind of patients for diagnosis. A similar idea also is found in the writing/work/ideas of Dr. C. Jung sometime after 1909, which Dr. E. Bleuler described as "depth psychology". [5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Sternberg, Robert J. & Davidson, Janet E. (eds) 1996. The nature of insight. MIT Press. Cambridge, MA & London. ISBN 0-262-69187-6
  2. Tomás de Andrade Lourenção Freddi MD, Ana Carolina Ottaiano MD, The Optic Nerve: Anatomy and Pathology Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI Volume 43, Issue 5, October 2022
  3. "parenchyma" Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition
  4. "insight" Oxford University English Dictionary
  5. "insight NOUN" Oxford University Dictionary
  6. "Meaning of insight in English" Cambridge University Dictionary
  7. "Definition of 'insight'" Collins Dictionary
  8. "insight noun" Merriam-Webster Dictionary
  9. "Synonyms of 'insight' in British English" Collins Thesaurus
  10. Eugene Minkowski (The Schizophrénie, 1927): J.R. Véliz, C.R. Zárate, G. Montenegro Intuition in Minkowski: Method and Lived Experience European Psychiatry, Volume 30, Supplement 1, 2015, Page 1532, ISSN 0924-9338, https://doi.org/10.1016/S0924-9338(15)32062-9.
  11. Ai SATO: p.99 of The Two Spaces of Eugène Minkowski, Inter Faculty, vol.4, FRAGMENTATIONS
  12. Graf-Nold, A: p.1 of Jung's lectures at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH):Collating the text of the course "Modern Psychology" University of Zurich
  13. Bonnie Bright On Depth Psychology: It’s Meaning and Magic Depth Insights