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Vanderbilt neuroscientists, art museum collaborate on NEA-funded visual cognition research

May. 17, 2019—Vanderbilt neuroscientists Isabel Gauthier and Thomas Palmeri will collaborate with a Buffalo, New York, art gallery on a two-year project that recently earned a National Endowment for the Arts Research: Art Works program award.

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In the brain, the number of neurons in a network may not matter

Feb. 3, 2014—A study has found that the time it takes neural networks in the brain to make decisions is remarkably stable regardless of size: a finding that could make it easier to achieve the goal of the President's BRAIN Initiative established last spring.

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NSF renews grant for scientists who study how the brain acquires visual expertise

Nov. 3, 2011—A network of scientists who study how the brain acquires visual expertise has received a five-year renewal of support from the National Science Foundation.

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New insight into impulse control

Aug. 30, 2011—How the brain is wired to control impulsive behavior differs significantly from what psychologists have thought, new research finds.

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New minor in scientific computing launched

Apr. 1, 2011—Educating students in diverse disciplines in scientific computing is the aim of a new interdisciplinary major being offered this fall.

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Neurons cast votes to guide decision-making

Oct. 8, 2010—We know that casting a ballot in the voting booth involves politics, values and personalities. But before you ever push the button for your candidate, your brain has already carried out an election of its own to make that action possible. New research from Vanderbilt University reveals that our brain accumulates evidence when faced with...

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New ‘network of networks’ to study impact of time on learning

Oct. 5, 2006—A multidisciplinary exploration of the impact of time and timing on how we learn is the focus of a new National Science Foundation-funded center partially based at Vanderbilt University. The Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center was created with a five-year, $15.5 million Science of Learning Center grant from NSF.

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