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James R. Booth

Vanderbilt researcher shares more than 3,000 brain scans to support the study of reading and language development

Jan. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt neuroscientist James R. Booth is releasing two large scale neuroimaging datasets on reading and language development to support other researchers studying how academic skills develop in childhood.

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 $3.2M grant to fund Vanderbilt study of reading skills in children who are deaf or hard of hearing

Sep. 4, 2019—Participate in this study. Vanderbilt University has been awarded a $3.2 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to better understand how children who are deaf or hard of hearing excel at reading. Millions of children are hearing impaired and these individuals tend to have below-average reading skills. Only about 10 percent of DHH...

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Researcher shares largest neuroimaging dataset on math development

Mar. 5, 2019—Vanderbilt neuroscientist James R. Booth is making available the largest known neuroimaging dataset on math development. His goal is to support the work of other researchers working to understand how arithmetic skills develop in childhood.

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Learning arithmetic refines the primal brain system for representing quantity

Jul. 23, 2018—A new Vanderbilt study challenges the causal role of the Approximate Number System in mathematical ability.

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How the brain learns a second language is focus of Vanderbilt study

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.

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Mark Seidenberg delivers Educational Neuroscience talk April 6

Feb. 23, 2018—The lecture will focus on the need to look closely at linguistic differences between language used in the home and in schools.

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Stephanie Carlson delivers Educational Neuroscience talk Feb. 5

Jan. 22, 2018—The University of Minnesota's Stephanie M. Carlson will deliver the talk "Executive Function: Development and Relevance for Education" as part of the Educational Neuroscience Speaker Series.

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Take a Chair: A new $30 million investment to support faculty could lead to innovations that will save your life and shape the world’s future

Nov. 21, 2017—In this feature, Vanderbilt Magazine highlights just a few of the wide-ranging research endeavors being undertaken by the university’s current chair holders—from the creation of low-cost, potentially lifesaving materials that can warn of structural failures to discoveries explaining the mechanisms of addiction.

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New faculty: James Booth, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Educational Neuroscience

Oct. 12, 2017—One of James Booth’s biggest research challenges is keeping his young subjects from getting wiggly while measuring their brain activity during an MRI scan. As a neurocognitive researcher, he uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to tease out how children’s brains develop academic skills.

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Endowed chair holder celebration honors 11 professors

Sep. 8, 2017—Eleven Vanderbilt faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized for their exemplary achievements during a celebration Sept. 6 at the Student Life Center.

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