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Cho receives prestigious National Academy of Education fellowship award

Oct. 1, 2013—Sun-Joo Cho, assistant professor of psychology and human development at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development, has been named a 2013 National Academy of Education (NAE)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow.

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Finding the place where the brain creates illusory shapes and surfaces

Sep. 30, 2013—Neuroscientists have identified the location in the brain's visual cortex responsible for generating a common perceptual illusion: seeing shapes and surfaces that don't really exist when viewing a fragmented background.

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Two Vanderbilt professors part of PBS series ‘Brains on Trial’ Sept. 11 and 18

Sep. 5, 2013—Research conducted at Vanderbilt is featured in "Brains on Trial with Alan Alda," a two-part televised series airing Sept. 11 and Sept. 18 on PBS that explores how the growing ability to separate truth from lies may radically affect the way criminal trials are conducted in the future.

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$10M grant establishes center to boost outcomes for children with learning disabilities

Aug. 27, 2013—A team of Vanderbilt professors will develop new math and reading strategies aimed at improving student success with the support of a new $10 million federal grant.

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Validating maps of the brain’s resting state

Jun. 19, 2013—A team of Vanderbilt researchers has provided important validation of maps of the brain at rest that may offer insights into changes in the brain that occur in neurological and psychiatric diseases.

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National Geographic: The mystery of risk

May. 16, 2013—What exactly pushed Christopher Columbus to embark on a voyage across the Atlantic, or Edward Jenner to test his theory for an early smallpox vaccine on a child, or Henry Ford to bet that automobiles could replace horses? David Zald, professor of psychology, studies risk-taking and is quoted.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements

Apr. 10, 2013—Read about faculty, staff and alumni awards, appointments and achievements.

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The Atlantic: The touch-screen generation

Mar. 29, 2013—Young children—even toddlers—are spending more and more time with digital technology. What will it mean for their development? Georgene Troseth, associate professor of psychology, has studied how toddlers interact with screens and is quoted.

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Vanderbilt’s Peabody No. 1 education school for fifth consecutive year

Mar. 12, 2013—Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development was named the top graduate school of education in the country for the fifth consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report.

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Vanderbilt ‘Harry Potter’ class goes to Oxford over spring break

Mar. 1, 2013—Two Vanderbilt professors are teaching a psychology class, Harry Potter: Child Development and Children's Literature, in Oxford, England, over spring break.

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Vanderbilt psychologist wins Sloan research fellowship

Feb. 14, 2013—Alexander Maier, an assistant professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University, has won a two-year, $50,000 research fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation aimed at encouraging promising young scholars.

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Why learning guitar is different from learning other instruments

Nov. 13, 2012—Through a set of experiments, Gordon Logan, Nashville musician Jerry Kimbrough and Matthew Crump (now of Brooklyn College-CUNY) have illustrated that guitarists – and players of other related instruments like mandolin, banjo and bass – tend to acquire their skills differently than most other musicians.

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