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Kudos: Read about faculty awards and achievements

Jan. 15, 2015—Read the latest roundup of Vanderbilt faculty awards and achievements.

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Electrical stimulation ‘tunes’ visual attention using long-term memory

Jan. 7, 2015—Picking a needle out of a haystack might seem like the stuff of fairytales, but our brains can be electrically “tuned” to enable us to do a much better job of finding what we’re looking for.

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Vanderbilt faculty name their favorite reading this year

Dec. 15, 2014—MyVU asked a handful of Vanderbilt faculty members to name the book that left a lasting impression on them this year. Their diverse recommendations span fiction, nonfiction, history, thriller, biography, memoir and more.

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Gifted men and women define success differently, 40-year study says

Nov. 18, 2014—New Vanderbilt research shows that gender plays a role in how once super-smart teens define success in mid-life.

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‘White matter’ behaves differently in children with dyslexia

Oct. 29, 2014—Trans-institutional neuroimaging research at Vanderbilt finds that the brain may be structured differently in children with dyslexia.

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New faculty: Fazio studies how memory retrieval can improve learning

Oct. 16, 2014—Cognitive psychology is a challenging field. But just like her childhood math homework, Peabody College's Lisa Fazio sees her research as an exercise in fun.

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New faculty: Disney explores role of neurotransmitters in attention

Sep. 30, 2014—When Anita Disney was growing up in Adelaide, Australia, friends and family assumed she would follow her biologist father into science. But she wasn't hooked until she took a biological psychology course in college.

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SEC Symposium focused on obesity prevention

Sep. 25, 2014—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Provost Susan Wente and several Vanderbilt experts joined colleagues from across the Southeast to discuss obesity at the second annual Southeastern Conference Symposium Sept. 21-23.

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Maier receives Society of Neuroscience Career Award

Aug. 29, 2014—Psychologist Alex Maier has been selected to receive the Society for Neuroscience’s Career Development Award for 2014.

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Combined drugs and therapy most effective for severe nonchronic depression

Aug. 20, 2014—The odds that a person who suffers from severe, nonchronic depression will recover improve substantially when treated by drugs and therapy.

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Fault trumps gruesome evidence when it comes to meting out punishment

Aug. 3, 2014—A new brain study has identified the brain mechanisms that underlie our judgment of how severely a person who has harmed another should be punished.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and student honors, awards and achievements

Aug. 1, 2014—Read about faculty, staff and student honors, awards and achievements.

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