Neuroscience

  • 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

  • Vanderbilt University

    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

  • Vanderbilt University

    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

  • Vanderbilt University

    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

  • Vanderbilt University

    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