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Common Core math should include ‘pattern abstraction’

Mar. 18, 2015—Exposing preschoolers to patterning activities builds the foundation for early math skills.

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Network theory sheds new light on origins of consciousness

Mar. 9, 2015—Vanderbilt University researchers took a significant step toward answering longstanding questions about the origins of consciousness with a recent discovery of global changes in how brain areas communicate with one another during awareness.

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New insight on how brain performs ‘mental time travel’

Feb. 17, 2015—A new brain mapping study pinpoints the areas of the brain responsible for “mental time travel."

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Education experts offer 18 apps that make learning fun

Feb. 13, 2015—Vanderbilt education experts explain that screen time is not the enemy. The trick is picking the right apps.

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White House assembles top minds in neuroscience and learning for workshop

Feb. 3, 2015—Vanderbilt's Laurie Cutting was one of a select group of experts in neuroscience, cognitive science, developmental psychology and other disciplines invited to take part in a White House Office of Science and Technology Policy workshop.

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Kudos: Read about faculty awards and achievements

Jan. 15, 2015—Read the latest roundup of Vanderbilt faculty awards and achievements.

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Electrical stimulation ‘tunes’ visual attention using long-term memory

Jan. 7, 2015—Picking a needle out of a haystack might seem like the stuff of fairytales, but our brains can be electrically “tuned” to enable us to do a much better job of finding what we’re looking for.

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Vanderbilt faculty name their favorite reading this year

Dec. 15, 2014—MyVU asked a handful of Vanderbilt faculty members to name the book that left a lasting impression on them this year. Their diverse recommendations span fiction, nonfiction, history, thriller, biography, memoir and more.

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Gifted men and women define success differently, 40-year study says

Nov. 18, 2014—New Vanderbilt research shows that gender plays a role in how once super-smart teens define success in mid-life.

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‘White matter’ behaves differently in children with dyslexia

Oct. 29, 2014—Trans-institutional neuroimaging research at Vanderbilt finds that the brain may be structured differently in children with dyslexia.

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New faculty: Fazio studies how memory retrieval can improve learning

Oct. 16, 2014—Cognitive psychology is a challenging field. But just like her childhood math homework, Peabody College's Lisa Fazio sees her research as an exercise in fun.

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New faculty: Disney explores role of neurotransmitters in attention

Sep. 30, 2014—When Anita Disney was growing up in Adelaide, Australia, friends and family assumed she would follow her biologist father into science. But she wasn't hooked until she took a biological psychology course in college.

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