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Neuroimaging study on decision-making seeks participants

Feb. 2, 2018—The Affective Neuroscience Lab is recruiting healthy adults between the ages of 50-65 for a multiday study of the relation between brain chemistry and decision-making. The study involves tests of cognitive (thinking) ability, personality tests and brain imaging.

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Celebration honors 11 new endowed chair holders

Dec. 5, 2017—Eleven Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized for their outstanding scholarship and research during a celebration at the Student Life Center Nov. 29.

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Exhibition explores role of art therapy in mental health recovery

Nov. 10, 2016—A Department of Art exhibition examining the role of art therapy in the recovery process of patients being treated for mental disorders has been curated by alumna Lindsey Lybrand.

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Photo: Music and the Mind

Jun. 19, 2014—Critically acclaimed musician-composer Ben Folds, left, chats with McGill University neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, Ph.D., during last week’s “Music and the Mind” symposium in Ingram Hall of the Blair School of Music. Presented by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, the event also featured Vanderbilt’s Marianne Ploger, associate professor of Music Perception and Cognition, and David Zald, Ph.D.,...

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Ben Folds featured at ‘Music and Mind’ symposium

May. 28, 2014—Ben Folds is featured at “Music and the Mind,” a free symposium sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute June 12.

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National Geographic: The mystery of risk

May. 16, 2013—What exactly pushed Christopher Columbus to embark on a voyage across the Atlantic, or Edward Jenner to test his theory for an early smallpox vaccine on a child, or Henry Ford to bet that automobiles could replace horses? David Zald, professor of psychology, studies risk-taking and is quoted.

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Dopamine impacts your willingness to work

May. 1, 2012—A new brain imaging study that has found an individual’s willingness to work hard to earn money is strongly influenced by the chemistry in three specific areas of the brain.

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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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Lipsey wins Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement

Aug. 25, 2011—Mark Lipsey of Peabody was awarded the Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research at Fall Faculty Assembly.

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