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Faculty awards conferred at spring assembly

Apr. 7, 2011—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presented five faculty members with awards when Vanderbilt‘s Spring Faculty Assembly convened April 7.

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Carl Johnson has the Last Word

Apr. 4, 2011—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.

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New minor in scientific computing launched

Apr. 1, 2011—Educating students in diverse disciplines in scientific computing is the aim of a new interdisciplinary major being offered this fall.

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How young brains make sense of senses

Mar. 31, 2011—The brain’s ability to process multiple sensory inputs continues to develop well into childhood, a recent study shows.

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Exercise can curb marijuana use and cravings

Mar. 4, 2011—Just a few sessions on the treadmill can prevent marijuana cravings and use, new research finds.

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Schizophrenics better at some memory tasks

Jan. 28, 2011—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. “We found a pocket of spared or enhanced ability in patients with schizophrenia when almost everything else is impaired,” Vanderbilt psychologist Sohee Park, co-author of...

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Brain imaging predicts future reading progress in children with dyslexia

Dec. 20, 2010—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 reading tests or any other measures of children’s behavior....

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

Dec. 6, 2010—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 for youth and families in...

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Video: VUCast: Can baby videos teach?

Dec. 3, 2010—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.

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Important brain area organized by color and orientation

Nov. 15, 2010—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 was published Nov. 14, 2010, in Nature Neuroscience. “In vision, objects are...

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

Oct. 28, 2010—Media contact: Melanie Moran (615) 322-NEWS melanie.moran@vanderbilt.ed

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Fingers detect typos even when conscious brain doesn’t

Oct. 28, 2010—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.

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