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A three-year, $1.6 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development will support Sophia Vinci-Booher, assistant professor of psychology and human development at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development, and her team in evaluating brain development for letter and number learning in early childhood, specifically how brain responses for letters and numbers emerge and develop throughout the first grade.

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Vinci-Booher leads multi-institutional research on child learning using first-ever neuroimaging process

On Nov. 2, Lisa Monteggia, Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute and professor of pharmacology, psychiatry and psychology, joined John Hoomes, CEO and artistic director of the Nashville Opera, for a discussion on the artistic approach and scientific research behind the Nashville Opera’s upcoming performance of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.

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Opera meets neuroscience: Vanderbilt’s Lisa Monteggia discusses the science of Nashville Opera’s ‘The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat’