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Brain Blast 2018

Mar. 29, 2018—Philip Weissend, 3, and his father, Brian Weissend, learn about reflexes with the help of Vanderbilt MD/PhD student Bola Adebesin during this year’s Brain Blast event hosted by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.

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Vanderbilt’s Gavin Price receives NSF CAREER Award

Mar. 20, 2018—The National Science Foundation has awarded a Faculty Early Career Development Grant to Gavin R. Price, assistant professor of psychology at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College.

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Final Neuroscience Graduate Seminar Series lecture set for March 28

Mar. 15, 2018—Margaret Livingstone, Ph.D., the Takeda Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School, will present this year's final Neuroscience Graduate Seminar Series Lecture on March 28.

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Lisa Monteggia to lead Vanderbilt Brain Institute

Mar. 12, 2018—Leading neuroscientist Lisa Monteggia has been named the Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today.

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Brain Awareness events highlight mind’s wonders

Feb. 22, 2018—Research on circadian rhythms, longevity and the brain’s pleasure system will be featured during this year’s Brain Awareness events sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.

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Brain Blast!

Mar. 16, 2017—Hammed Aljohani, 5, shares what he’s discovered about fruit flies with his older brother, Ruwwad Aljohani, 8, with the help of Vanderbilt neuroscience graduate student Nicholas Smith on Saturday during the annual “Brain Blast.”

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Events highlight wonders, mysteries of the human brain

Mar. 2, 2017—Research on Alzheimer’s disease, hearing loss and how synaptic networks form will be featured during this year’s Brain Awareness Month in March sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.

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Probing drug abuse circuitry

Nov. 4, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have identified cocaine-induced modifications at specific neuronal connections, which could aid the development of new therapies for substance abuse disorders.

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Bioluminescent sensor causes brain cells to glow in the dark

Oct. 27, 2016—A team of Vanderbilt scientists have genetically modified luciferase, the enzyme that produces bioluminescence, so that it acts as an optical sensor that records activity in brain cells.

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Symposium explores using music to improve social skills, ease PTSD

Sep. 15, 2016—The Science of Song symposium explored the use of music and singing to help people with developmental disabilities like autism improve their social skills, and others with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) recover from the traumatic events they’ve experienced.

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Science of Song symposium set for Sept. 12 at Vanderbilt

Aug. 23, 2016—Blair School of Music will host a one-day symposium Sept. 12 called "The Science of Song."

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Blake, Winder to lead national search committee for Vanderbilt Brain Institute director

Jun. 22, 2016—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has appointed an 18-member committee of faculty and students to conduct the national search for the Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute chaired by Randolph Blake, Centennial Professor of Psychology, and Danny Winder, director for the Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research.

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