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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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Symposium honoring career of Ford Ebner Nov. 10

Nov. 7, 2012—Vanderbilt’s Department of Psychology is hosting a daylong symposium to honor Ford Ebner, professor of psychology, emeritus, and professor of cell and developmental biology at Vanderbilt. “Neuroscience Today: A Symposium to Honor the Career Contributions of Dr. Ford Ebner” is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in Wilson Hall, Room 126. The...

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Brain study provides new insight into why haste makes waste

Nov. 7, 2012—A new study demonstrates how the brain follows Ben Franklin’s famous dictum, “Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.”

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Auto experts recognize cars like most people recognize faces

Oct. 1, 2012—The most detailed brain mapping study to date has found that the area of the brain that recognizes faces is also used to identify objects of expertise.

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Bikers and walkers to be counted Oct. 8-12

Sep. 28, 2012—If you ride a bike or walk to campus for work or class, don’t be surprised if you see people with clipboards making notes as you pass by in the next couple of weeks. In an effort to improve the resources for the biking and walking community, there will be a survey to measure the...

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Olympians and endorsements: The less we know, the more athletes sell

Aug. 6, 2012—They’re put up on a pedestal, literally. Though Olympic athletes seem like they would be the ideal celebrity spokespersons, new Vanderbilt research shows that true marketing success lies in keeping impressions high and real information about Olympians at a minimum. “For Olympic athletes or any celebrity, ignorance is bliss,” said Steven Posavac, the E. Bronson...

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Celebrity endorsements: the more we know, the less we like

Aug. 3, 2012—When it comes to using a star to endorse a product, new Vanderbilt research finds the less people know about the celebrity’s personal opinions, the better.

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