Rene Marois Archives
Jan. 31, 2017—Read about the latest faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements.
Jan. 30, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told students, faculty and staff gathered Jan. 26 for a town hall meeting on mental health and well-being, “Our community needs to talk about people who need help, attention, love and support.”
Sep. 16, 2015—New work by researchers at Vanderbilt University and Harvard University confirms that a specific area of the brain, the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, is crucial to punishment decisions.
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.
Aug. 3, 2014—A new brain study has identified the brain mechanisms that underlie our judgment of how severely a person who has harmed another should be punished.
Jul. 31, 2014—In the 2014 Game Plan for your Health video “Manage your Energy, Maximize your Life,” professor René Marois of the Human Information Processing Laboratory at Vanderbilt says that attention is our ability to focus. You can learn to focus your mind with some simple strategies. Take mental breaks Focus on one task at a time...
Sep. 5, 2013—Research conducted at Vanderbilt is featured in "Brains on Trial with Alan Alda," a two-part televised series airing Sept. 11 and Sept. 18 on PBS that explores how the growing ability to separate truth from lies may radically affect the way criminal trials are conducted in the future.
Apr. 18, 2012—Neuroscientists from Vanderbilt and Harvard have proposed the first neurobiological model for third-party punishment, outlining potential cognitive and brain processes that evolutionary pressures could have re-purposed to make this behavior possible.
Dec. 1, 2011—Groundbreaking new legal research from a team of Vanderbilt University and other researchers suggests that juror confusion over how to apply the Model Penal Code in criminal trials could cause major, unnoticed and life-altering sentencing errors.