Have you ever had a "Eureka" experience? Does Asimov's account of the "Eureka Phenomenon" help you understand it?

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

Every time you identify a pattern, or trend; whenever you can figure out at least 2 different ways to problem solve, and whenever you intervene to bring someone up to catch you are actually having a "Eureka" (Greek for "I got it/I found it) experience.

The EE is all about identifying,...

Unlock
This Answer Now

Start your 48-hour free trial to unlock this answer and thousands more. Enjoy eNotes ad-free and cancel anytime.

Start your 48-Hour Free Trial

Every time you identify a pattern, or trend; whenever you can figure out at least 2 different ways to problem solve, and whenever you intervene to bring someone up to catch you are actually having a "Eureka" (Greek for "I got it/I found it) experience.

The EE is all about identifying, problem solving, and finding the answer. Some call it "getting a clue". So, all it takes is for you to have a very alert and fresh and flexible mind to look at situations from all (however many) angles. Your Eureka effect will certainly happen!

Approved by eNotes Editorial Team