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Scientists establish first map of the sea lion brain

Apr. 27, 2016—A team of neuroscientists at Vanderbilt University has taken an important step toward uncovering the mystery behind the California sea lion's prodigious intelligence by conducting the first comprehensive study of their central nervous systems.

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Gordon Logan elected member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Apr. 20, 2016—The eminent Vanderbilt psychologist Gordon Logan has been elected as a new member of one of the nation’s oldest learned societies, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Douglas Perkins earns community psychology research award

Apr. 19, 2016—Vanderbilt professor Douglas Perkins has been named among the Society for Community Research and Action’s 2015-16 award recipients.

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College of Arts and Science 2015 Teaching Awards announced

Jan. 21, 2016—College of Arts and Science faculty and graduate students have been honored with teaching and mentoring excellence awards.

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Woodman receives Troland Research Award

Jan. 19, 2016—The National Academy of Sciences has announced that Geoffrey Woodman, associate professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University, will receive a 2016 Troland Research Award.

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‘Sticky mittens’ offer clues to infant development

Jan. 6, 2016—Early motor training in infants may result in positive long-term effects in other areas of development.

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The most popular research stories of 2015

Dec. 28, 2015—With discoveries ranging from the origins of consciousness to the end of the universe, 2015 was a year of incredibly diverse research at Vanderbilt University.

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Psychotherapies have long-term benefit for those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome

Dec. 28, 2015—A new meta-analysis has found that the beneficial effects of using psychological therapy to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are not only short term but are also long lasting.

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McNamara to step down from provost’s office Dec. 31

Dec. 14, 2015—Timothy P. McNamara, professor of psychology, will step down as vice provost for research and international affairs Dec. 31, concluding a one-year appointment to the role and more than a decade of service to the Office of the Provost. He plans to return to full-time research and teaching.

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Vanderbilt researcher speaks to White House on ending segregation for people with intellectual disabilities

Nov. 24, 2015—Erik Carter spoke about ending segregation in education and beyond during an invited presentation at a gathering of the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.

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Thickness of grey matter predicts ability to recognize faces and objects

Nov. 9, 2015—The thickness of the cortex in a region of the brain that specializes in facial recognition can predict an individual's ability to recognize faces and other objects.

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Steiger and Sterba honored by Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology

Oct. 28, 2015—Two faculty members at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College have received prestigious honors from the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology.

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