Nov. 9, 2015—The thickness of the cortex in a region of the brain that specializes in facial recognition can predict an individual's ability to recognize faces and other objects.
Oct. 7, 2015—When faced with ambiguous visual information, it is the visual processing areas of the brain that choose between the competing impressions, not the higher levels of the brain as previously thought.
Sep. 16, 2015—New work by researchers at Vanderbilt University and Harvard University confirms that a specific area of the brain, the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, is crucial to punishment decisions.
Sep. 14, 2015—A $1.4 million grant will allow a research network based at Vanderbilt to continue its study of the intersection of neuroscience and criminal justice.
Sep. 9, 2015—The extraordinary achievements of nine Vanderbilt endowed chair holders were lauded at a Sept. 8 celebration during which generous donors were thanked.
Sep. 4, 2015—Vanderbilt may nominate two candidates for the Simons Investigators in the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems award.
Jun. 17, 2015—A new experiment shows that auditory melodies can enhance a musician's visual awareness of written music, particularly when they match.
Jun. 17, 2015—A $60,000 grant will support study of the brain’s involvement in strabismus, or crossed eyes, which can develop into amblyopia, or lazy eye, even when properly treated.
Jun. 11, 2015—A series of immersive reality experiments has confirmed that the human brain’s internal navigation system works in the same fashion as the grid cell system recently found in other mammals.
Apr. 24, 2015—Leslie Bruce and Aditya Karhade are among the 43 American recipients of the 2015 Humanity in Action Fellowship. They will join students and recent graduates from universities in nine countries for the Humanity in Action Fellowship program in Europe.