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Findings on eye-signal blending re-examine Nobel-winning research

Jan. 17, 2019—Knowing which neurons are involved in the eye signal blending process also opens the door to targeted brain therapies that reach well beyond eye patches.

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Team finds how error and reward signals are organized within cerebral cortex

Jan. 14, 2019—Psychiatrists diagnose people with schizophrenia, ADHD, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses by spending time with them, looking for the particular behavior symptoms of each. What follows can be a hit-or-miss series of medications and dosages until disruptive behaviors go away. By deciphering the circuitry of the medial frontal cortex – an area beneath the...

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Vanderbilt increases presence in Edu-Scholar rankings

Jan. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt University has increased its presence in "Education Week’s" annual listing of the most influential public scholars in education.

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People with schizophrenia experience emotion differently from others, ‘body maps’ show

Dec. 21, 2018—Vanderbilt University researchers are working to understand how people with schizophrenia experience emotion through their bodies.

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Stress and trauma in earliest years linked to reduced hippocampal volume in adolescence

Dec. 19, 2018—There may be a "sensitive period" in which stress is more likely to affect brain development in adolescence, according to Kathryn L. Humphreys, assistant professor of psychology at Vanderbilt and lead author of a new study.

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Immigrant children in ‘tender age shelters’ at risk for psychological disorders

Dec. 19, 2018—The practice of separating immigrant children from their parents is very likely to lead to negative effects on emotional and mental health in adolescence.

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Ansari to deliver educational neuroscience talk Jan. 16

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.

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Society for Neuroscience honors Vivien Casagrande

Nov. 11, 2018—Vivien Casagrande, a longtime professor of biology and psychology who died in 2017, has been honored by the Society for Neuroscience for her dedication to the advancement of women in neuroscience.

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Why does it take humans so long to mature compared to other animals? Look to your neurons!

Oct. 30, 2018—How long humans and other warm-blooded animals live—and when they reach sexual maturity—may have more to do with neurons in their cortex than body size or mass, according to new research by Associate Professor of Psychology Suzana Herculano-Houzel.

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Center for Integrative and Cognitive neuroscience hosts workshop

Oct. 19, 2018—The Center for Integrative & Cognitive Neuroscience hosted the 6th Workshop on Computational Properties of Prefrontal Cortex.

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Can colorful blocks prep preschoolers for a future in math? This study says yes.

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.

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Learning arithmetic refines the primal brain system for representing quantity

Jul. 23, 2018—A new Vanderbilt study challenges the causal role of the Approximate Number System in mathematical ability.

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