• Red neuron

    Landmark law and neuroscience network expands at Vanderbilt

    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. Read More

    Aug 24, 2011

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    Memories may skew visual perception

    New research from Vanderbilt University indicates images held in our working memory may skew perception of current events. (iStock) Taking a trip down memory lane while you are driving could land you in a roadside ditch, new research indicates. Vanderbilt University psychologists have found that our visual perception… Read More

    Jul 19, 2011

  • Neurons

    Fine-tuned protein makes memories

    Researchers discover new wrinkles in how proteins build memories. Read More

    Jun 24, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Bruce McCandliss: Educational Neuroscience: How Education Shapes Brain Development

    Watch video of Bruce McCandliss, the Patricia and Rodes Hart Chair of Psychology and Human Development, speaking at the Commencement 2011 Faculty Seminars. McCandliss carries out research that seeks to connect our understanding about changes in children’s brain structure and function to specific aspects of education. This work asks questions… Read More

    May 17, 2011

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    Joy in the Journey

    Psychology professor Isabel Gauthier, an expert in the science of face recognition, relishes the process of discovery – and mentoring graduate students along the way. Read More

    May 5, 2011

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    Two Vanderbilt University students selected as Goldwater Scholars for 2010-2011 academic year

    Two Vanderbilt University students have been selected as Goldwater Scholars. Each will receive a two-year scholarship worth $7,500 a year for educational expenses. Each year, Vanderbilt and other four-year universities are given the opportunity to nominate up to four outstanding sophomore and junior students in the math, science and engineering… Read More

    Apr 18, 2011

  • Science fair tickles the brains of participants

    Science fair tickles the brains of participants

    Brain Blast 2011 featured 35 different ways to learn about the brain, guided by Vanderbilt neuroscience graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty members and other volunteers. More than 100 neuroscientists participated. Read More

    Mar 28, 2011

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    Neuroscience drug discovery center opens at Vanderbilt

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center has established a new Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery to accelerate research that may lead to new treatments for Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia and other disorders of the brain. Read More

    Mar 11, 2011

  • Worm grunter Gary Revell

    Worm grunting on NPR

    Gary Revell shows some of the worms he has collected using worm grunting (Ken Catania) “What is worm grunting?” That is one of the questions that moderator Richard Sher asked panelists last weekend in a rerun of a pre-recorded edition of “Says You!” – the popular… Read More

    Mar 11, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    New drug discovery center focuses on brain disorders

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center has established a new Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery to accelerate research that may lead to new treatments for Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia and other disorders of the brain. Read More

    Mar 6, 2011

  • Scanning of a human brain by X-rays

    Brainstorm 2011 events begin March 3

    "Brainstorm 2011," a series of free public events about brain research hosted by Vanderbilt University, will explore post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and the mysteries of feelings and perception throughout the month of March. Read More

    Feb 23, 2011

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    New model to test how antidepressants work

    A new mouse model offers the ability to better test how selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) work and could lead to the development of new classes of anti-depressants. Read More

    Feb 18, 2011

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    Important brain area organized by color and orientation

    Photo courtesy of National Eye Institute A brain area known to play a critical role in vision is divided into compartments that respond separately to different colors and orientations, Vanderbilt University researchers have discovered. The findings have important implications for furthering our understanding of perception and attention. The research… Read More

    Nov 15, 2010

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    Revising the rules of perception

    The adult brain has more plasticity than previously thought The human brain never stops adapting to its environment in a constant quest to formulate what the mind perceives based on what the eyes see, according to findings from a research team that includes two Vanderbilt neuroscientists. The article,… Read More

    Jul 29, 2010

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    Landmark national project on law and neuroscience to be based at Vanderbilt

    Vanderbilt University professor Owen Jones, who is one of the nation’s few professors of both law and biology, has been named director of the national Law and Neuroscience Project, which will now be headquartered at Vanderbilt. Read More

    Jul 20, 2010

  • Listen: Surprise, multitaskers

    Listen: Surprise, multitaskers

    Listen to a segment from HHS HealthBeat with Ira Dreyfuss. Read More

    Apr 29, 2010