Vanderbilt University http://wamc.org en Dr. Phillip Ko, Vanderbilt University - The Decline of Memory Resolution http://wamc.org/post/dr-phillip-ko-vanderbilt-university-decline-memory-resolution <p></p><p></p><p>The clarity of one's memories is referred to as memory resolution.</p><p>Dr. Phillip Ko, a post-doctoral fellow at Vanderbilt University, is studying the sharpness of memory in order to better understand the aging of the brain, memory loss and diseases like Alzheimer's.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 87360 at http://wamc.org Dr. Phillip Ko, Vanderbilt University - The Decline of Memory Resolution Dr. Robert Scherrer, Vanderbilt University – Magnetism and Dark Matter http://wamc.org/post/dr-robert-scherrer-vanderbilt-university-magnetism-and-dark-matter <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Robert Scherrer of Vanderbilt University lays out a hypothesis that could explain dark matters elusive nature.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 70917 at http://wamc.org Dr. Robert Scherrer, Vanderbilt University – Magnetism and Dark Matter Dr. Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, Vanderbilt University – The Milky Way’s Violent Merger http://wamc.org/post/dr-kelly-holley-bockelmann-vanderbilt-university-milky-way-s-violent-merger <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Kelly Holley-Bockelmann of Vanderbilt University reveals the evidence for a violent merger of the Milky Way with another galaxy.</p><p><br>Kelly Holley-Bockelmann is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Her research interests include galaxy dynamics, N-body simulations, supermassive black holes, and gravitational waves.</p><p><a href="http://astro.phy.vanderbilt.edu/~holleyjk/Site/index.html">About Dr. Holley-Bockelmann</a></p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 69403 at http://wamc.org Dr. Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, Vanderbilt University – The Milky Way’s Violent Merger Dr. Tom Dillehay, Vanderbilt University – Human Migration into the Americas http://wamc.org/post/dr-tom-dillehay-vanderbilt-university-human-migration-americas <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Tom Dillehay of Vanderbilt University explains the debate over exactly how and when humans migrated into North and South America.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 27 May 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 65587 at http://wamc.org Dr. Larisa DeSantis, Vanderbilt University – Megafauna Diets and Extinction http://wamc.org/post/dr-larisa-desantis-vanderbilt-university-megafauna-diets-and-extinction <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Larisa DeSantis of Vanderbilt University reveals what North America’s largest predators were eating just before they died out.</p><p></p><p>Larisa DeSantis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt University.&nbsp; Her research focuses on revealing the ecology and biology of ancient mammals, with a focus on assessing past responses to climate change.&nbsp; She earned her Ph.D. in Zoology at the University of Florida.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 57822 at http://wamc.org Dr. Larisa DeSantis, Vanderbilt University – Megafauna Diets and Extinction Dr. Larisa DeSantis, Vanderbilt University – Mammal Survival and Deep Time http://wamc.org/post/dr-larisa-desantis-vanderbilt-university-mammal-survival-and-deep-time <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Larisa DeSantis of Vanderbilt University explains the evolutionary strategy that allowed mammals to survive multiple shifts in the Earth’s climate.<br><br>Larisa DeSantis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt University.&nbsp; Her research focuses on revealing the ecology and biology of ancient mammals, with a focus on assessing past responses to climate change.&nbsp; She earned her Ph.D. in Zoology at the University of Florida.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 47289 at http://wamc.org Dr. Larisa DeSantis, Vanderbilt University – Mammal Survival and Deep Time Dr. David Zald, Vanderbilt University – Brain Chemistry and Work Ethic http://wamc.org/post/dr-david-zald-vanderbilt-university-brain-chemistry-and-work-ethic <p>In today&rsquo;s Academic Minute, Dr. David Zald of Vanderbilt University reveals why some people are more willing to go the extra mile for a potential reward.<br /> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 43488 at http://wamc.org Dr. David Zald, Vanderbilt University – Brain Chemistry and Work Ethic Dr. Paul Newhouse, Vanderbilt University – Nicotine and Memory http://wamc.org/post/dr-paul-newhouse-vanderbilt-university-nicotine-and-memory <p>In today&rsquo;s Academic Minute, Dr. Paul Newhouse of Vanderbilt University explains research that suggests nicotine may have beneficial effects on aging brains.<br /> Fri, 25 May 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 39104 at http://wamc.org Dr. Paul Newhouse, Vanderbilt University – Nicotine and Memory Dr. Danny Winder, Vanderbilt University – Neurology of Alcohol Addiction http://wamc.org/post/dr-danny-winder-vanderbilt-university-neurology-alcohol-addiction <p>In today&rsquo;s Academic Minute, Dr. Danny Winder of Vanderbilt University explains why the effects of alcohol can vary widely among individuals.</p><p>Danny Winder is an associate professor of molecular physiology and biophysics at Vanderbilt University where his <a href="http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=winder">research lab</a> focuses on understanding the synaptic mechanisms behind anxiety and addiction. His work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and he holds a Ph.D. from Emory University.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 36692 at http://wamc.org Dr. Danny Winder, Vanderbilt University – Neurology of Alcohol Addiction