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Turning Heads: The Vanderbilt Brain Institute has emerged as a hub of discovery as neuroscience’s influence expands

Aug. 5, 2020—The VBI recently marked its 20th anniversary, a span that has seen the institute’s wide-ranging missions—including administering the university’s Neuroscience Graduate Program, as well as postdoctoral training and community outreach—steadily coalesce under a single umbrella.

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The discovery of a ‘negative regulator’ in the brain alters understanding of brain function and potential treatment of cognitive disorders

Jul. 21, 2020—Terunaga Nakagawa and the Vanderbilt Brain Institute discover new qualities of GSG1L, responsible for activity in the anterior thalamus.

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Neuroscientists at Vanderbilt identify the brain cells that help humans adapt to change

Jul. 15, 2020—New research on cognitive flexibility points to a small class of brain cells that support switching attention strategies when old strategies fail.

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Save the date: VU-VUMC Neuroimaging Symposium set for May 22

Feb. 20, 2020—The Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science and the Vanderbilt Brain Institute will co-host the first joint VU-VUMC Neuroimaging Symposium on Friday, May 22, at Vanderbilt Law School. 

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Neuroscience Seminar Series: ‘Brain, Mind and Society’

Aug. 26, 2019—Neurobiological Processes in Reading: Findings and Connections Across Disorders and Development

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Jessica Cantlon to deliver educational neuroscience talk April 11

Apr. 10, 2019—“Math and Logic in Monkeys, Children and Remote Cultures,” will take place Thursday, April 11 at Hobbs Hall.

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Vanderbilt celebrates Brain Awareness Month

Mar. 13, 2019—A special lecture by Randy Blakely, Ph.D., executive director FAU Brain Institute kicks off activities celebrating Brain Awareness Month at Vanderbilt. Blakely’s talk, “When Cocaine Just Won’t Do: ADHD and Serotonin-Dopamine Crosstalk,” will be held Thursday, March 14, 10 a.m., in 214 Light Hall. Vanderbilt graduate students worked with faculty advisors to develop a series...

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Do brains feel like jello? Free brain event for kids

Mar. 11, 2019—Kids will get to examine real brains, undergo an eye-tracking experiment and visualize their own brainwaves during this year’s Brain Awareness Week "Brain Blast" sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.

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What’s On My Mind: Embracing neurodiversity in research and practice

Dec. 3, 2018—Exploring neurodiversity is important for educational development, and it is also driving new research with the potential to fuel innovation in a variety of fields, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week's column.

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New faculty: Lisa Monteggia

Nov. 12, 2018—Lisa Monteggia is professor of pharmacology and Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.

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Chancellor’s Letter: Collaborative Innovation

Sep. 6, 2018—Every single member of our diverse community, from the oldest alumni to the newest admitted students, contributes a vital part to our core mission. We are united by a distinct set of values. That’s why we are a university, not a poly-versity. We stand together. We are one Vanderbilt.

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Enzyme helps build motor that drives neuron death

Aug. 6, 2018—The process, discovered in the axons of neurons, is implicated in Alzheimer’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, traumatic brain injury and other diseases or injuries to the nervous system.

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