Apr. 4, 2012—A new study on novel word learning uncovered clues on reading and plasticity in the brain that could determine interventions for children who struggle with reading.
Mar. 20, 2012—A genetic variation that causes early disruptions in serotonin signaling in the brain may contribute to autism spectrum disorder and other enduring effects on behavior.
Mar. 9, 2012—With the addition of a new 18,000-square-foot laboratory to be located within the Cool Springs Life Sciences Center, Vanderbilt University is expanding its research enterprise into Williamson County.
Mar. 9, 2012—Shyness may be caused by deficits in the brain.
Dec. 1, 2011—Groundbreaking new legal research from a team of Vanderbilt University and other researchers suggests that juror confusion over how to apply the Model Penal Code in criminal trials could cause major, unnoticed and life-altering sentencing errors.
Nov. 17, 2011—Applications are being accepted for the second class of Vanderbilt University’s innovative Ph.D/J.D. program combining the study of law and neuroscience. Vanderbilt launched the first such program in the country in 2010 when it enrolled Bowdoin College alumnus Matthew Ginther to be the first to take on the challenging curriculum that alternates classes at Vanderbilt Law School and the university’s graduate program in neuroscience.
Sep. 27, 2011—A state-of-the-art interactive exhibit on the brain and brain research has opened at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.
Aug. 24, 2011—Vanderbilt University has been awarded a $4.85 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to manage the newly established MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience.