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.
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...
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.”
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.
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...
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...
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.
Jun. 21, 2012—Assistant Professor of Psychology Geoffrey Woodman has received the 2012 young investigator award from the Vision Sciences Society.
Jun. 19, 2012—This year a record number of Vanderbilt Graduate School students have won prestigious National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships.
May. 10, 2012—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that the pulvinar, a mysterious structure buried in the center of our brains, determines how we see the world — and whether we see at all.
May. 2, 2012—Vanderbilt's Larry Bartels and Randolph Blake were elected to the National Academy of Sciences, which advises the government on science and technology.
May. 1, 2012—A new brain imaging study that has found an individual’s willingness to work hard to earn money is strongly influenced by the chemistry in three specific areas of the brain.