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Voxel-lesion symptom map shows areas associated with speech production (blue-green) and speech recognition (red-yellow) factors in the brain. Credit: Mirman et al., Nature Communications

Mapping Language in the Brain

Aphasia, an impairment of language common after stroke or other brain injury, can make it difficult to return to work and maintain social relationships. A new study published provides a detailed brain map of language impairments in aphasia following stroke.
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How to Harness the Science of Sparking Ideas

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.
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 Risk of Eating Disorders

A group of researchers at Drexel University suggest that actual elevations in body mass during childhood may play a much bigger role in the development of disordered eating than previously thought.
Clients of all ages are welcomed at Drexel's Psychological Services Center.

Psychological Services Center Opens at Drexel, Offering Affordable, Cutting-Edge Care for Philadelphia Region

The new Psychological Services Center on Drexel's campus now offers high-quality, scientifically informed, affordable psychological services for the community and clinical training opportunities for doctoral students.

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Do People with Autism Struggle with Driving? First Study Asks Autistic Adults about Real-World Driving Experiences

In the first pilot study asking adults on the autism spectrum about their experiences with driving, researchers at Drexel University found significant differences in self-reported driving behaviors and perceptions of driving ability in comparison to non-autistic adults. 

A new study from Drexel University found that the majority of young people are not aware of the legal ramifications of underage sexting

Majority of Minors Engage in Sexting, Unaware of Harsh Legal Consequences

Sexting among youth is more prevalent than previously thought, according to a new study from Drexel University that was based on a survey of undergraduate students at a large northeastern university. More than 50 percent of those surveyed reported that they had exchanged sexually explicit text messages, with or without photographic images, as minors. 

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Grad Student's Online Treatment Opens New Possibilities for People With Social Anxiety

Social anxiety disorder is one of the most common psychiatric disorders. But only one in five people who have the condition actually receive treatment for it. Marina Gershkovich may have a solution to that problem.

The TakeControl app for binge eating provides an alert: "You are currently at risk. Would you like assistance?"

New Mobile App and Talk Therapies for Binge Eating Disorder

Two new treatment methods under investigation at Drexel University aim to help people reduce binge-eating behavior. One is a smartphone app designed to alert peopleat times when they are at risk for binge behaviors, among a comprehensive suite of other features. Another treatment is a new, evidence-based approach to small-group behavioral therapy.

Past Weight Loss an Overlooked Factor in Disordered Eating

Due to a complex and vicious cycle of biological and behavioral factors, dieters and weight loss researchers know, the more weight you’ve lost, the harder it is to keep it off. But eating disorder research has largely overlooked this influence, and Dr. Michael Lowe, a professor of psychology at Drexel University, has published a flurry of research studies showing that needs to change.

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Q&A With Paul Thomas Clements: Talking Tragedy on Roosevelt Boulevard

Last week, a mother and her four young sons were crossing Roosevelt Boulevard when a speeding car—driven by an alleged drag racer—crashed into the family. The oldest boy, Saa'yon Griffin, was the only survivor. Paul Thomas Clements says that what young survivors and their caregivers need most after a tragic loss is honest communication.

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At Drexel, Psychology Grad Student Carves Her Own Niche

Grad student Adrienne Juarscio has devoted her time at Drexel to developing new and more effective treatments for eating disorders. She'll receive a prestigious award in her field this summer in recognition of her work.
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Q&A with Dr. Christine Nezu: Redefining the Diagnosis of Personality Disorders

Drexel's Dr. Christine Nezu shared her thoughts regarding personality disorders and the diagnostic changes currently under review by the American Psychiatric Association.