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Twelve Vanderbilt faculty elected AAAS fellows

Nov. 24, 2014—Twelve members of Vanderbilt's faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for their “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”

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Landmark book ‘Law and Neuroscience’ released

Sep. 5, 2014—The new book 'Law and Neuroscience' is the definitive reference book on the use of neuroscientific evidence in courtrooms.

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Landers, Fuchs win awards at Fall Faculty Assembly

Aug. 22, 2014—An international expert on slavery and emancipation during the 18th and 19th centuries was awarded the prestigious Earl Sutherland Prize for Achievement in Research during Vanderbilt University’s Fall Faculty Assembly.

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In the brain, the number of neurons in a network may not matter

Feb. 3, 2014—A study has found that the time it takes neural networks in the brain to make decisions is remarkably stable regardless of size: a finding that could make it easier to achieve the goal of the President's BRAIN Initiative established last spring.

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Brain study provides new insight into why haste makes waste

Nov. 7, 2012—A new study demonstrates how the brain follows Ben Franklin’s famous dictum, “Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.”

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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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VUCast: Powering up Preschool

Sep. 28, 2011—Vanderbilt research shows what you should do to boost your young child’s brain power. Plus, want to smack someone? How the brain handles impulse control. And Coach Franklin talks the talk and walks the walk!

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New insight into impulse control

Aug. 30, 2011—How the brain is wired to control impulsive behavior differs significantly from what psychologists have thought, new research finds.

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June grants announced by Division of Sponsored Research

Jul. 28, 2011—The Division of Sponsored Research received notification in June that the following grants in excess of $25,000 had been awarded.

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April grants announced by Division of Sponsored Research

May. 25, 2011—The Division of Sponsored Research received notification in April that the following grants in excess of $25,000 had been awarded: Theodore A. Bapty, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has received an award in the amount of $311,047 by the Department of Defense for “Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE).” Abhishek Dubey, Sandeep K. Neema and Jason M....

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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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