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Total number of neurons—not enlarged prefrontal region—hallmark of human brain

Aug. 9, 2016—Research by Associate Professor of Psychology Suzana Herculano-Houzel finds that human intelligence comes from the number of neurons in our brains—and it was the invention of cooking that made neuron development possible.

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Inside The Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt University

Aug. 8, 2016—What's life really like inside Vanderbilt’s renowned first-year residential college system? Hear from students and faculty heads of house and see what makes The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons a true home away from home.

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Using virtual reality to help teenagers with autism learn how to drive

Jul. 21, 2016—A team of engineers and psychologists have developed a virtual reality driving simulator designed to help teenagers with autism spectrum disorder learn to drive, a key skill in allowing them to live independent and productive lives.

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Researcher attacking Zika virus by stirring up mosquitoes’ taste buds

Jun. 28, 2016—Summer is here, and the United States is bracing for the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus. A Vanderbilt researcher is working on one way to stop the spread of the disease – by revving up the mosquito’s taste buds.

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Massive database shows state judges are not representative of the people they serve

Jun. 22, 2016—Forty-one states earn a "D" or "F" when it comes to how well their courts reflect the race, ethnicity and gender of the people they serve.

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How to get the most from Millennial and Generation Z employees

Jun. 21, 2016—Millennials have emerged as the largest age cohort in today’s U.S. workforce, bringing digital savvy and an "always-on" mentality to most jobs. Yet, millennials and the upcoming Generation Z are also challenging traditional employers with their professional restlessness and increased need for feedback and mentoring.

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Study gives new meaning to the term ‘bird brain’

Jun. 13, 2016—The first study to systematically measure the number of neurons in the brains of birds has found that they have significantly more neurons packed into their small brains than are stuffed into mammalian and even primate brains of the same mass.

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Electric eels make leaping attacks

Jun. 6, 2016—Vanderbilt biologist Kenneth Catania has accidentally discovered that electric eels can make leaping attacks that dramatically increase the strength of the electric shocks they deliver. In doing so, Catania has confirmed a 200-year-old observation by famous 19th-century explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt.

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Celebrating Commencement 2016

May. 13, 2016—#myVanderbilt is celebrating the class of 2016. Hear from grads and families on this awesome day! Read more: Chancellor to graduates: ‘Lift others up’ http://vanderbi.lt/w1r2x Read more Commencement 2016 stories: http://news.vanderbilt.edu/tag/commencement-2016/ Follow Vanderbilt on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vanderbiltu, on Instagram: http://instagram.com/vanderbiltu and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vanderbilt. See all Vanderbilt social media at http://social.vanderbilt.edu.

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Chancellor to graduates: ‘Lift others up’

May. 13, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos mined his family's history to make his point to the Class of 2016 at Commencement ceremonies.

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Chancellor teams with students to help elementary class dream big about college

May. 9, 2016—Elementary students from one of the poorest large cities in the nation are dreaming big about college, thanks to twin brothers from their hometown and Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.

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Engineering students design low-cost health care devices

May. 6, 2016—How about shrink wrapping your hand to have an MRI? Or having a light in a cast to help heal diabetic foot ulcers? These are just some of the devices developed by Vanderbilt engineering students for Design Day 2016.

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