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Purdue University Visits College of Technology and Engineering, Promotes Transnational Cooperation and Knowledge Transfer

On 19 June, Purdue University faculty and students visited National Taiwan Normal University. In greeting the delegation, Executive Vice President Frank Ying pointed out the close relationship between Purdue University and NTNU. Previously, Purdue University's College of Liberal Arts and its College of Engineering had visited NTNU on 3 May; the Director of Purdue Tourism and Hospitality Research Center, Dr. Liping Cai, had also visited NTNU on 2 June.

Visit by Adam Mickiewicz University Offers New Cooperation Opportunities

A delegation from the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism at Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) visited National Taiwan Normal University on 26 June to explore the possibility of future academic cooperation between the two universities. Prof. dr. hab. Andrzej Stelmach, Dean of the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, and Prof. dr. hab. Tomasz R. Szymczyński, Head of the Asian Studies Science Circle met with NTNU Executive Vice President Frank Ying and Vice President for International Affairs Yi-De Liu.

Transdisciplinary Program in College of Education Visits Kyushu University

Transdisciplinary Program in College of Education, National Taiwan Normal University Visit Kyushu University, Japan, Initiating Dialogue on Bilateral Exchange Across “Interdisciplinary X Transboundary” Themes

Study on Taipei 101 frequency could help Taiwan on building safety

Researchers have concluded a study on how weather conditions and human activity influence Taipei 101's frequencies and vibrations, and feel that it will enhance methods of monitoring building safety in Taiwan.

Aha! That's it! How insight happens in the mechanism of brain operation

The Aha! experience is the reaction that humans may have during the problem-solving process when they suddenly discover the solution to a problem. The restructuring of the initial problem representation is the key to solving insight problems. However, while solving insight problems, not all individuals reach an impasse or need to restructure the problem. Only problems that cannot be solved without representational changes can be regarded as pure insight problems; others are classified as pseudo-insight problems. Based on the homonymy of Chinese characters, we developed two sets of Chinese remote associates tests (CRATs) for this study. By comparing the brain activity of adults during pure and pseudo-insight problem solving, we analysed the commonality and uniqueness of brain activation while solving these two types of insight problems. The results show that these two types of insight problem solving share the same brain activation area but different operating areas, with the ventral precuneus connected to pure and pseudo-insight problem solving, and the left thalamus showing significant activation when only semantic search and conceptual integration are required. This study initiates the exploration of the brain activity of insight problem solving, and enhances our understanding of how representational change generates insight.