Nov. 29, 2017—The first study to actually count the number of cortical neurons in the brains of a number of carnivores, including cats and dogs, has found that dogs possess significantly more of them than cats.
Neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel discusses the formation of remarkable brains—and minds—on ‘The Zeppos Report’
Oct. 16, 2017—The latest episode of the podcast features Associate Professor of Psychology and Biological Sciences Suzana Herculano-Houzel and the groundbreaking research featured in her book, "The Human Advantage."
Oct. 5, 2017—Vanderbilt anticipates the opportunity to nominate one candidate for the 2018 David Mahoney Neuroimaging Program of the Dana Foundation.
Sep. 28, 2017—The Affective Neuroscience Lab in the Department of Psychology at Vanderbilt University is currently recruiting healthy adults, 50–59 years old, for a multi-day study that attempts to understand the relation between brain chemistry and decision-making.
Sep. 20, 2017—An interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt University researchers has received a two-year, $2-million federal grant to develop an “organ-on-chip” model for two genetic forms of epilepsy.
Aug. 25, 2017—New insights into the long-lasting effects of Fragile X syndrome on connections in the brain during early development highlight the importance of early detection and treatment.
Aug. 7, 2017—Developed at Vanderbilt, VU319 is designed to precisely target a specific neuron receptor associated with cognitive function while avoiding potentially dangerous side effects.
Jun. 28, 2017—This multiple-session study examines the relation between brain chemistry and decision-making. The study involves tests of cognitive (i.e. thinking) ability, personality tests, medical and psychiatric screenings and brain imaging.
May. 4, 2017—The National Science Foundation recently selected 14 Vanderbilt graduate students in fields as diverse as mechanical engineering and psychology to receive Graduate Research Fellowships. The fellowships are highly sought-after because they provide students with $34,000 annually for three years and the freedom to conduct their research at any accredited U.S. university.
May. 2, 2017—VUMC anesthesiologist Joseph Schlesinger is teaming up with undergrads in neuroscience and biomedical engineering to make hospital alarms better, quieter and easier to work with.
Mar. 13, 2017—Intent to commit a crime is a crucial factor in determining prison sentences. A new neuro study suggests it is possible to measure subtle variations in intent while a crime is being committed.