Vanderbilt Kennedy Center News Monday, October 2, 2023

Study with a million-plus subjects finds shared genetic susceptibility to tobacco, alcohol, opioid and cannabis addictions.

Brain Genetics Influence Profile of Addiction Risk

Last Updated: 9/14/2023 1:47:34 PM

New understandings emerge of the psychiatric, cognitive and behavioral cues that precede motor symptoms in Huntington’s disease.

Brain Manifests Early Signs in Huntington’s

Last Updated: 6/7/2023 6:49:31 PM

Kennedy Center Lectures on Development and Developmental Disabilities: “Empathy and Morality Should Not Be Conflated”

Empathy and Morality Should Not Be Conflated

Last Updated: 5/5/2023 3:08:21 PM

Kennedy Center Lectures on Development and Developmental Disabilities: "The Healthcare Transition for Youth with ASD"

The Healthcare Transition for Youth with ASD

Last Updated: 4/25/2023 4:35:05 PM

VKC Special Lecture: "Anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorder"

Anxiety in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Last Updated: 4/6/2023 3:55:17 PM

When a parent needs to cook dinner or take a shower, often they will place their baby in a bouncy seat, swing, exersaucer, or similar seating device intended to protect the baby and grant a degree of independence to both the parent and infant. For many parents, these devices represent a helpful extra set of hands; for babies, the freedom to safely explore their immediate surroundings. As useful as these devices are to both parents and infants, they may present trade-offs regarding their effect on infant’s exposure to adult language, which is critical for language development. That’s according to a new study by researchers at the Stress and Early Adversity Lab at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development.

Infant seating devices may reduce language exposure

Last Updated: 3/7/2023 12:23:52 PM

Healing Begins With Hope [Art Exhibit]

Healing Begins With Hope [Art Exhibit]

Last Updated: 1/11/2023 11:28:39 AM

Virtual reality may help smooth out disconnects between vision and hearing.

Brain's Sensory Processing Often Struggles in Autism

Last Updated: 12/15/2022 2:37:21 PM

A little over 10 years ago, a group of motivated and caring people formed what they chose to call TennesseeWorks, and this group had one goal in mind: to increase the number of young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are employed in Tennessee.

A Lot Has Happened in 10 Years of TennesseeWorks

Last Updated: 11/3/2022 8:35:59 AM

down the road [Art Exhibit]

down the road [Art Exhibit]

Last Updated: 10/13/2022 2:09:07 PM