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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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Chancellor presents top prizes, including new award for excellence in equity, diversity and inclusion research, at fall assembly

Aug. 25, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presented seven faculty research awards, including two new awards for efforts that advance understanding of diversity, at the Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 25.

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Peabody professor named ‘Emerging Leader’ by Nashville Chamber

Aug. 11, 2016—Michelle Reising Scobey, assistant professor of the practice and co-director of the M.Ed. clinical psychological assessment program at Peabody College, has been given an Emerging Leader award by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Young Professionals Network of Nashville.

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Total number of neurons—not enlarged prefrontal region—hallmark of human brain

Aug. 9, 2016—Research by Associate Professor of Psychology Suzana Herculano-Houzel finds that human intelligence comes from the number of neurons in our brains—and it was the invention of cooking that made neuron development possible.

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Psychopathologist elected fellow of Association for Psychological Science

Jul. 26, 2016—Associate Professor of Psychology Bunmi Olatunji is one of 45 members elevated this year to the status of fellow by the Association for Psychological Science.

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A little spark for sharper sight

Jun. 30, 2016—Stimulating the brain with a mild electrical current can temporarily sharpen vision without glasses or contacts, Vanderbilt University researchers have found. (But please don't try this at home.)

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Former Peabody psychology chair Phil Schoggen dies

Jun. 23, 2016—Phil Schoggen, former psychology chair at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College, dies at age 92.

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Blake, Winder to lead national search committee for Vanderbilt Brain Institute director

Jun. 22, 2016—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has appointed an 18-member committee of faculty and students to conduct the national search for the Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute chaired by Randolph Blake, Centennial Professor of Psychology, and Danny Winder, director for the Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research.

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Trueblood receives early career award from Psychonomic Society

Jun. 14, 2016—Assistant Professor of Psychology Jennifer Trueblood is one of four young scientists who have made significant contributions to psychological science chosen by the Psychonomic Society to receive its 2016 Early Career Award.

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Study gives new meaning to the term ‘bird brain’

Jun. 13, 2016—The first study to systematically measure the number of neurons in the brains of birds has found that they have significantly more neurons packed into their small brains than are stuffed into mammalian and even primate brains of the same mass.

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MEDIA TIP SHEET: Education researchers available to comment on Metro Schools’ next steps

Jun. 10, 2016—Peabody researchers can speak on a wide array of topics, including talent retention, school turnaround and administrative leadership.

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Study confirms link between early test scores and adult achievement

Jun. 2, 2016—Students who score extremely high on standardized tests as adolescents often become high achievers in adulthood, a new study has confirmed.

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