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Neuroimaging study on decision-making seeks participants

Feb. 2, 2018—The Affective Neuroscience Lab is recruiting healthy adults between the ages of 50-65 for a multiday study of the relation between brain chemistry and decision-making. The study involves tests of cognitive (thinking) ability, personality tests and brain imaging.

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Children and adolescents needed for study on reading and learning

Jan. 10, 2018—Children and adolescents ages 9-14 are needed for a Vanderbilt University research study to better understand the relationship between reading and learning.

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Children 8–11 with normal hearing needed for study

May. 12, 2017—The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences is looking for research subjects to better understand how children listen in background noise.

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Babies and toddlers needed for language development studies

Feb. 7, 2017—The Language Development Lab at Vanderbilt University is seeking help from parents with infants 11 to 12.5 months or toddlers 15 to 17 months of age. The lab's studies are designed to discover how children learn to understand speech, especially when it is about something absent.

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Study opportunity: Autism and Hispanic children

Feb. 12, 2014—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is conducting a study to learn more about the lower rates of autism among Hispanic children.

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Study of well-being of young people with autism or intellectual disabilities seeking participants

Jun. 29, 2012—This project focuses on the strengths, supports, spiritual expressions, and well-being of young people with intellectual disabilities or autism in our state. Our goal is to learn more about the things that help youth and young adults with disabilities flourish and live a good life.

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Training addresses returning service members’ mental health needs

Dec. 21, 2011—A Vanderbilt-led workshop for military health care providers could lead to more post-deployment mental health referrals.

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Teacher compensation ‘incredibly inefficient,’ new research finds

May. 18, 2011—New research from the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College finds teacher salaries have significant consequences on school staffing and workforce quality.

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Participants sought for study on aging in Down syndrome

May. 17, 2011—Vanderbilt researchers hope to uncover the mysteries of early aging in Down syndrome through a new study at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.

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Lessons learned from urban cultural tax plans focus of Vanderbilt study

Dec. 7, 2010—Proponents of creating a cultural tax district for Nashville would need to identify community-specific goals that address voters’ shared values and ideals, according to a report prepared by the Vanderbilt Center for Nashville Studies. Merely stating a need for greater funding for the arts is not enough for many voters to justify an increase in...

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Babies’ biological clocks dramatically affected by birth light cycle

Dec. 6, 2010—The season in which babies are born can have a dramatic and persistent effect on how their biological clocks function. That is the conclusion of a new study published online on Dec. 5 by the journal Nature Neuroscience. The experiment provides the first evidence for seasonal imprinting of biological clocks in mammals and was conducted...

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Babies learn best from parents, not video

Nov. 10, 2010—New research from Vanderbilt University and the University of Virginia finds that infants learn little to nothing from popular educational videos and learn the most from face-to-face interactions with their parents and other familiar figures.

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