aha moment


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aha moment

A moment or instance at which a sudden, revelatory idea, realization, or solution to a problem comes to mind. We'd been working on the problem at the lab for weeks, but the aha moment came to me when I was out gardening!
See also: moment
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To locate an aha moment in the brain, a team led by Durstewitz and Jeremy Seamans of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver tracked activity in the prefrontal cortices of rats that were learning new tasks.
My aha moment was seeing that an oncology certified nurse could help the cancer patient go from a fragmented system of people and advice over to an aligned approach for getting the best possible treatment," said Tillman.
Q: Circling back on another Oprah-ism, what was your aha moment in the television business?
Other words added include bucket list (popularized by the movie title), energy drink , game changer , gassed (a slang word meaning drained of energy), Oprah Winfrey's signature phrase aha moment (a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension), and f-bomb (a lighthearted and printable euphemism).
Oprah had opposed to the company's advertising campaign featuring the slogan, "Official sponsor of the aha moment," and her lawyers fired off a cease and desist letter to the bank claiming she owned the rights to the catchphrase.
MUTUAL OF OMAHA SET TO LAUNCH 2010 AHA MOMENT TOUR SEEKING MORE REAL AHA MOMENTS FROM PEOPLE ACROSS AMERICA
For William Cummings, who was chief financial officer of a major company, it was an aha moment.
Facebook, Twitter and Other Social Media Platforms Drive More Than 20,000 Votes Throughout Semi-Finals of Mutual of Omaha's Aha Moment Survey
His latest book is The Big Idea: How to Make Your Entrepreneurial Dreams Come True, From the Aha Moment to Your First Million.
We set out on the Aha Moment Tour hoping to capture extraordinary aha moments, real stories from real people, and we ended up with more than 1,000 uplifting stories," said John Hildenbiddle, senior vice president of brand management and public relations at Mutual of Omaha.
His latest book is The Big Idea: How to Make Your Entrepreneurial Dreams Come True From the Aha Moment to Your First Million.
The ODS team are great to work with, and we watched them go through the 'PICO aha moment,' when the designer realizes that, unlike traditional HLS tools that allow them to do the same job faster, PICO Extreme enables them to do a better job faster and easier.
March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, Mutual of Omaha's aha moment tour is traveling to 25 new cities across America to collect more real aha moments from real people.
Mutual of Omaha, official sponsor of the aha moment, today announced the 2009 aha moment tour, a nationwide effort to collect and share Americans' inspirational moments.
Social Media Platforms Drive More Than 80,000 Votes In Aha Moment Survey