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Finally, a type of face that men recognize better than women

Nov. 16, 2016—A study finds men are better at recognizing Transformer faces while women are better at recognizing Barbie faces, supporting the theory that we're more likely to recognize what we're used to seeing.

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Psychology professor honored with annual Chancellor’s Cup

Nov. 2, 2016—Vanderbilt's chancellor presented psychology professor Craig A. Smith with the 2016 Chancellor’s Cup.

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Spending more on pre-K doesn’t guarantee success: Report

Oct. 25, 2016—Many U.S. states have been quick to invest in pre-k without a clear strategy for success.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Farran to discuss new pre-K report at Brookings panel

Oct. 25, 2016—Vanderbilt professor and pre-K expert Dale Farran will discuss her latest pre-K research Oct. 26.

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Vanderbilt and TN Department of Education partner to support school improvement

Oct. 20, 2016—The Tennessee Education Research Alliance will carry out research with clear, practical implications for the state’s key education strategies.

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Today’s self-taught typists almost as fast as touch typists – as long as they can see the keyboard

Oct. 18, 2016—Sometimes you can't improve on a classic method: Touch typing is still the fastest.

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New faculty: Suzana Herculano-Houzel examines the evolution of the brain

Oct. 17, 2016—New Associate Professor of Psychology Suzana Herculano-Houzel produced the first accurate count of the number of neurons in the human brain—86 billion, making it simply an enlarged primate brain.

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New ‘toolkit’ for math teachers designed to make algebra easier

Sep. 23, 2016—The three-year experiment is a partnership with Chelmsford, Massachusetts, public schools.

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Study about how lying varies with age receives Ig Nobel Prize

Sep. 22, 2016—Professor of Psychology Gordon Logan is co-author of a paper on deception and lying that has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for psychology.

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Kudos: Read about faculty and student awards, appointments and achievements

Aug. 31, 2016—Read about the latest faculty and student awards, appointments and achievements.

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Study: IES-funded research improves quality of math education

Aug. 30, 2016—Researchers found 28 distinct contributions that IES grants have made to K-12 math teaching and learning.

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Study: Self-explanations don’t always enhance math learning

Aug. 26, 2016—New research from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College looks at the constraints of a popular teaching practice.

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