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Center for Integrative and Cognitive Neuroscience Archives

How your brain decides blame and punishment—and how it can be changed

Sep. 16, 2015—New work by researchers at Vanderbilt University and Harvard University confirms that a specific area of the brain, the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, is crucial to punishment decisions.

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Fault trumps gruesome evidence when it comes to meting out punishment

Aug. 3, 2014—A new brain study has identified the brain mechanisms that underlie our judgment of how severely a person who has harmed another should be punished.

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Peabody, Vanderbilt Brain Institute launch nation’s first doctorate in educational neuroscience

May. 30, 2012—Vanderbilt is launching the country's first doctorate in the emerging field of educational neuroscience.

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Minds wide open: Neuroscience at Vanderbilt

Apr. 6, 2012—Vanderbilt University has emerged as one of the nation’s leading academic centers in neuroscience.

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Beautiful Minds

Feb. 1, 2012—Sohee Park’s research explores the impaired and enhanced abilities of the schizophrenic brain The “rubber hand illusion” is not a new scientific method, but Sohee Park has used it to make some groundbreaking discoveries about schizophrenia. RHI, which was discovered in 1998, is a laboratory exercise in which the subject’s hand, which is hidden from...

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Brainstorm 2011 events begin March 3

Feb. 23, 2011—"Brainstorm 2011," a series of free public events about brain research hosted by Vanderbilt University, will explore post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and the mysteries of feelings and perception throughout the month of March.

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Neurons cast votes to guide decision-making

Oct. 8, 2010—We know that casting a ballot in the voting booth involves politics, values and personalities. But before you ever push the button for your candidate, your brain has already carried out an election of its own to make that action possible. New research from Vanderbilt University reveals that our brain accumulates evidence when faced with...

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