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Congratulations to Daryl Fougnie and René Marois!

Division 3 of APA recently announced young investigator awards given for outstanding articles by young investigators in the Journal of Experimental Psychology (JEP) journals. Daryl Fougnie, former graduate student in René Marois’s lab, was one of the two winners of the award for JEP: Learning, Memory, and Cognition for an article he published with Rene….

Posted by on December 7, 2012 in Awards, News, Publication


Congratulations to Isabel Gauthier and Steven Hollon!

They won significant awards at the December College Faculty Meeting on December 4, 2012. Isabel Gauthier won the Graduate Mentoring Award and Steve Hollon won the Graduate Teaching Award. Congratulations to Isabel and Steve on these well deserved honors! December 5, 2012

Posted by on December 7, 2012 in Awards, News


Jeff Schall & Richard Heitz

Brain study provides new insight into why haste makes waste

Why do our brains make more mistakes when we act quickly? A new study demonstrates how the brain follows Ben Franklin’s famous dictum, “Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.” The research – conducted by Research Assistant Professor Richard Heitz and Jeffrey Schall, Ingram Professor of Neuroscience, at Vanderbilt University – has…

Posted by on November 12, 2012 in News


2012 Fine Science Tool Travel Award

Congratulations to Aaron Nidiffer, Christina Cerkevich and Yaoguang Jiang for being selected to receive the 2012 Fine Science Tool Travel Award. This award provides $500 towards the cost of attending the Society for Neuroscience meeting in New Orleans, LA.

Posted by on November 1, 2012 in Awards, Student Relations


Brain Matters

VU Neuroscience Graduate Program recognized as best in the nation for 2012

Vanderbilt University’s Neuroscience Graduate Program has been named the 2012 “Program of the Year” by the Society for Neuroscience. The award was presented Sunday, Oct. 14, during the society’s annual meeting in New Orleans. With more than 42,000 members, the society is the world’s largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to advancing understanding of…

Posted by on October 25, 2012 in Awards, News


Helpful Tips for Your Presentations

Here is a great article PDF that offers guidelines to make graphics accessible to those with color vision deficiencies. Here is a link with more helpful information! Please consider these options for your next presentation or poster session!

Posted by on October 10, 2012 in Publication, Seminar, Student Relations


Grants help propel glaucoma, macular degeneration research

Three Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty members have been awarded grants from the American Health Assistance Foundation to support their research on glaucoma and macular degeneration — the two leading causes of irreversible blindness in the world. Vanderbilt Eye Institute researchers received three of the 21 grants given by the organization tasked with funding breakthrough…

Posted by on October 2, 2012 in Awards, News


Isabel Gauthier, left, and Rankin McGugin

Auto experts recognize cars like most people recognize faces

When people – and monkeys – look at faces, a special part of their brain that is about the size of a blueberry “lights up.” Now, the most detailed brain-mapping study of the area yet conducted has confirmed that it isn’t limited to processing faces, as some experts have maintained, but instead serves as a…

Posted by on October 2, 2012 in News


Recognition Image

Sex matters: Guys recognize cars and women recognize birds best

Women are better than men at recognizing living things and men are better than women at recognizing vehicles. That is the unanticipated result of an analysis Vanderbilt psychologists performed on data from a series of visual recognition tasks collected in the process of developing a new standard test for expertise in object recognition. “These results…

Posted by on October 1, 2012 in News


Leanne Boucher

Leanne Boucher Welcomes Students

Leanne Boucher, Ph.D., who completed postdoctoral training with Gordon Logan, Tom Palmeri and Jeff Schall, received the 2012 Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Full-Time Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award at Nova Southeastern Univeristy. She represented the faculty at the annual Convocation in welcoming students and introducing this year’s academic theme of “Life and Death.”…

Posted by on September 20, 2012 in News


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