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    Carl Johnson has the Last Word

    If you hear a booming voice singing Beethoven’s Ninth or Verdi’s Requiem in Wesley Place Garage one morning, it’s probably Carl Johnson practicing his repertoire for the Nashville Symphony Chorus. Read More

    Apr 4, 2011

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    New minor in scientific computing launched

    Educating students in diverse disciplines in scientific computing is the aim of a new interdisciplinary major being offered this fall. Read More

    Apr 1, 2011

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    How young brains make sense of senses

    The brain’s ability to process multiple sensory inputs continues to develop well into childhood, a recent study shows. Read More

    Mar 31, 2011

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    Exercise can curb marijuana use and cravings

    Just a few sessions on the treadmill can prevent marijuana cravings and use, new research finds. Read More

    Mar 4, 2011

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    Schizophrenics better at some memory tasks

    (iStock Photo) Individuals with schizophrenia are better at some cognitive tasks than average people, new research from Vanderbilt University indicates. The findings open the door for potential new therapies for these individuals. Katy Thakkar and Sohee Park (Mary Donaldson/Vanderbilt University) “We found a pocket of spared or enhanced ability in… Read More

    Jan 28, 2011

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    Brain imaging predicts future reading progress in children with dyslexia

    (Photo credit: iStock photo) Brain scans of adolescents with dyslexia can be used to predict the future improvement of their reading skills with an accuracy rate of up to 90 percent, new research indicates. Advanced analyses of the brain activity images are significantly more accurate in driving predictions than standardized… Read More

    Dec 20, 2010

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    $3.8 million grant to fund mental health service study by Vanderbilt University and Indiana University

    Vanderbilt University’s Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement and the Indiana University Center for Adolescent and Family Studies have won a $3.8 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to study methods to improve mental health services. The five-year project will examine how to improve mental health services… Read More

    Dec 6, 2010

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    Video: VUCast: Can baby videos teach?

    Do videos targeted to babies really teach? New Vanderbilt research gives a clear answer. Plus, a Supreme Court justice comes to campus and why one ‘Dore is playing for the New York Times. [vucastblurb]… Read More

    Dec 3, 2010

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    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

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    Video: Fingers detect typos even when conscious brain doesn’t

    Media contact: Melanie Moran (615) 322-NEWS melanie.moran@vanderbilt.ed… Read More

    Oct 28, 2010

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    Fingers detect typos even when conscious brain doesn’t

    Expert typists are able to zoom across the keyboard without ever thinking about which fingers are pressing the keys. New research from Vanderbilt University reveals that this skill is managed by an autopilot, one that is able to catch errors that can fool our conscious brain. Read More

    Oct 28, 2010

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    Neurons cast votes to guide decision-making

    Lead author Braden Purcell We know that casting a ballot in the voting booth involves politics, values and personalities. But before you ever push the button for your candidate, your brain has already carried out an election of its own to make that action possible. New research from Vanderbilt… Read More

    Oct 8, 2010

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    Synesthesia conference set for Oct. 1-3 at Vanderbilt

    A conference on synesthesia will take place in Wilson Hall Oct. 1-3. Photo by Daniel Dubois. A conference on synesthesia will bring psychologists, neuroscientists and artists to Vanderbilt University’s Wilson Hall Oct. 1-3 to discuss the latest information about what is described by some as a unique “sixth sense.”… Read More

    Sep 13, 2010

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    Why can’t some people put the brakes on impulsive behavior?

    A group of Vanderbilt researchers analyzed the role of the brain chemical dopamine in impulsivity to discover more precisely what makes some people more susceptible to rash behavior. Read More

    Jul 29, 2010

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    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

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    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