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Nine professors honored at endowed chair holder celebration

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.

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University-wide limited submission opportunity: Simons Foundation

Sep. 4, 2015—Vanderbilt may nominate two candidates for the Simons Investigators in the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems award.

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A little jolt helps the brain get back on track

Jul. 8, 2015—Applying mild electrical stimulation to an area of the brain associated with cognitive control helps people with schizophrenia to recognize errors and adjust their behavior to avoid them.

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Musicians not only hear in tune, they also see in tune

Jun. 17, 2015—A new experiment shows that auditory melodies can enhance a musician's visual awareness of written music, particularly when they match.

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Alex Maier receives Knights Templar Eye Foundation grant

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.

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Virtual reality sheds new light on how we navigate in the dark

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.

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Two Vanderbilt students named American Humanity in Action fellows

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.

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New insight into how brain makes memories

Apr. 23, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers have identified the role that a key protein associated with autism and the co-occurrence of alcohol dependency and depression plays in forming the spines that create new connections in the brain.

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NSF research grant goes to 16 Vanderbilt graduate students

Apr. 8, 2015—The grant program is aimed at aiding individuals who have demonstrated notable potential early in their research career, as well as promoting diversity in the sciences.

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VUCast Extra: One mom’s race for a cure for son’s rare disorder

Apr. 7, 2015—It’s a story of love and determination and a debilitating lifelong disorder. A son’s rare genetic disease has led his mom to become a scientist at Vanderbilt University. Watch this VUCast Extra and a mom’s race against time.

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Nashville Scene “People” Issue 2015: The Punk-Rock Neuroscientist

Mar. 20, 2015—Fifth-year neuroscience Ph.D. student Kale Edmiston is the assistant director of Vanderbilt's Program for LGBTI Health, studies the relationship between stress and autism in teenagers, and is attempting to teach himself Mandarin in preparation for postdoctoral studies in China...and he helms the queer punk record label Nervous Nelly with his partner, Shannon.

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Network theory sheds new light on origins of consciousness

Mar. 9, 2015—Vanderbilt University researchers took a significant step toward answering longstanding questions about the origins of consciousness with a recent discovery of global changes in how brain areas communicate with one another during awareness.

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