Education and Psychology
Apr. 18, 2018—Vanderbilt University has received a four-year, $552,273 grant from the National Science Foundation to fund new research examining how the brain learns a second language.
Apr. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt hosted the first in a series of three roundtables organized by the Center for Effective Lawmaking to provide academic expertise on issues relevant to lawmakers.
Mar. 19, 2018—Opioid addicts and others battling compulsion around drugs or alcohol are using a new high-tech, low-risk method to practice saying no—through virtual reality.
Jan. 16, 2018—Children may think more flexibly about gender identity than previously thought, according to a study by Vanderbilt researchers.
Jan. 15, 2018— Autism researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and two other universities have received a $2.99 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to conduct a four-year multisite project investigating the impact of theatre and peer mediation on the social competence of youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The multisite intervention project...
Nov. 29, 2017—The first study to actually count the number of cortical neurons in the brains of a number of carnivores, including cats and dogs, has found that dogs possess significantly more of them than cats.
Nov. 21, 2017—Vanderbilt psychologists have discovered that when you shift your attention from one place to another, your brain 'blinks'—or experiences momentary gaps in perception.
Nov. 6, 2017—A $16,000 grant will support the design of yearlong residency program pairing prospective teachers with experienced educators in Metro Nashville schools.