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March

  • Collage of brain image, lightbulb and cover of the book "The Eureka Factor". Credits: Lightbulb by lilbitgimpy CC BY-NC 3.0; Brain by Beeman et al PLOS Biology; Eureka Factor courtesy of Random House

    How to Harness the Science of Sparking Ideas

    March 30, 2015

    Drexel professor John Kounios has co-authored a new book about the science of "aha moments." It’s the first book about creativity that tells a complete and faithful story of the neuroscience written by the actual scientists who made the discoveries.

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  • Turning “Us” and “Them” into “We” Again: Former UN Ambassador Will Discuss American Community

    March 19, 2015

    In a public discussion, entitled “Renewing the American “We”: What We Owe James Wilson,”
    Ambassador Joseph M. Torsella (Ret.), distinguished visiting fellow in the Center for Public Policy in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, will share his thoughts on how we can – and why we must – renew our sense of American community in polarized times and what “forgotten founder” and Pennsylvania native James Wilson has to say about our current situation. The event will take place at the National Constitution Center’s Kirby Auditorium (525 Arch St., Philadelphia) on Wednesday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m.

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  • Women with a tendency for excessive weight gain during development may be more susceptible to developing an eating disorder, Drexel research finds.

    Elevated Childhood Weight May Increase Susceptibility to Eating Disorders

    March 04, 2015

    A group of researchers at Drexel University, headed up by Michael Lowe, PhD, a clinical psychologist who studies the psychobiology of eating and weight regulation and a professor of psychology in Drexel’s College of Arts and Sciences, suggests that actual elevations in body mass during childhood may play a much bigger role in the development of disordered eating than previously thought.

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