psychological sciences Archives
Dec. 14, 2018—Ansari will challenge the common assumption that symbols for numbers acquire their meaning by being mapped onto the pre-existing, phylogenetically ancient system for the approximate representation of non-symbolic numbers.
Oct. 5, 2018—Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education Laurie Cutting has received a $3 million NIH Merit Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Aug. 27, 2018—Patterning and spatial activities like block play are simple yet powerful activities in which preschoolers develop early math skills, according to a growing body of research by Vanderbilt scholars.
Jul. 23, 2018—A new Vanderbilt study challenges the causal role of the Approximate Number System in mathematical ability.
Apr. 18, 2018—Vanderbilt University has received a four-year, $552,273 grant from the National Science Foundation to fund new research examining how the brain learns a second language.
Apr. 10, 2018—The AERA annual conference, “The Dreams, Possibilities and Necessity of Public Education,” will be held in New York City.
Mar. 20, 2018—The National Science Foundation has awarded a Faculty Early Career Development Grant to Gavin R. Price, assistant professor of psychology at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College.
Feb. 7, 2018—Camilla P. Benbow and David Lubinski will receive The International Society for Intelligence Research’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Jan. 22, 2018—The University of Minnesota's Stephanie M. Carlson will deliver the talk "Executive Function: Development and Relevance for Education" as part of the Educational Neuroscience Speaker Series.
Jan. 11, 2018—Seven professors on the faculty at Vanderbilt's Peabody College of education and human development are once again included in the annual Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.
Oct. 12, 2017—One of James Booth’s biggest research challenges is keeping his young subjects from getting wiggly while measuring their brain activity during an MRI scan. As a neurocognitive researcher, he uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to tease out how children’s brains develop academic skills.
Sep. 14, 2017—Film and television actor Andre Braugher (“The Mist,” “City of Angels”) lends his voice talent to the 14-minute mini-documentary about the nation's foremost study of giftedness.