Sep. 28, 2012—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: What these “sensitive” alligators have in common with humans. Brainy bugs! Why ants are smarter than the average bug. And a worldwide “girl power” movement comes to Vanderbilt.
Sep. 17, 2012—Women are better than men at recognizing living things and men are better than women at recognizing vehicles: That is the unanticipated result of an analysis of data from a series of visual recognition tasks collected by Vanderbilt psychologists.
Jun. 19, 2012—This year a record number of Vanderbilt Graduate School students have won prestigious National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships.
May. 11, 2012—Top scholars from Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate and professional schools are being honored with Founder’s Medals during Commencement on Friday, May 11.
Apr. 18, 2012—Neuroscientists from Vanderbilt and Harvard have proposed the first neurobiological model for third-party punishment, outlining potential cognitive and brain processes that evolutionary pressures could have re-purposed to make this behavior possible.
Apr. 11, 2012—A brain-mapping study has found that people's ability to make decisions in novel situations decreases with age and is associated with a reduction in the integrity of two specific white-matter pathways.
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.