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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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Media Advisory: Education experts available for back-to-school stories

Jul. 29, 2014—Education experts from Vanderbilt Peabody College are available to comment on a wide variety of education topics.

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Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame 2014 class named

Jul. 23, 2014—Five alumni will be inducted into the Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame during Homecoming/Reunion weekend.

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New undergraduate and faculty research collaborations inspire, inform

Apr. 29, 2014—The Littlejohn Family Undergraduate Research Program enables Arts and Science undergraduates to conduct original research alongside faculty fellows.

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Logan receives prestigious experimental psychology award

Apr. 16, 2014—Gordon Logan has been awarded the 2014 Howard Crosby Warren Medal, which is given annually by the Society of Experimental Psychologists for the most significant advances in the field in the last five years.

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Electric “thinking cap” controls learning speed

Apr. 11, 2014—In a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, Vanderbilt psychologists Robert Reinhart, a Ph.D. candidate, and Geoffrey Woodman, assistant professor of psychology, show that it is possible to selectively manipulate our ability to learn through the application of a mild electrical current to the brain, and that this effect can be enhanced or...

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Vanderbilt expert: Mental illness is often not to blame in mass shootings

Apr. 8, 2014—When a mass shooting occurs there are often two camps of thought: those who feel the country needs stronger gun laws and those who blame the horrific act on mental illness.

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America the Beautiful: See an international student’s prize-winning video of the United States

Apr. 4, 2014—In the latest VUCast: See how an international student is showcasing the United States in a beautiful way; discover how a "thinking cap" could help you learn; and watch a unique forest grow in just one weekend. All this and more in the latest VUCast, Vanderbilt's online newscast. Watch now.

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Electric “thinking cap” controls learning speed

Mar. 21, 2014—Vanderbilt psychologists show it is possible to selectively manipulate our ability to learn through the application of a mild electrical current to the brain, and that this effect can be enhanced or depressed depending on the direction of the current.

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Harry Potter-themed psychology class travels to England

Mar. 20, 2014—Harry Potter was the theme of a unique undergraduate psychology class taught by two Vanderbilt professors in Oxford, England over spring break, March 1-9.

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Brain mapping confirms patients with schizophrenia have impaired ability to imitate

Mar. 14, 2014—A brain-mapping study of patients with schizophrenia has found that areas associated with the ability to imitate are impaired, providing new support for the theory that deficits in this basic cognitive skill may underlie the profound difficulty with social interactions that characterize the disorder.

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