The Education and Brain Sciences Research Lab (EBRL) seeks to understand why some children are successful at learning to read while others are not. Using neuroimaging and behavioral testing, our NIH and NSF funded studies investigate reading comprehension, Neurofibromatosis Type 1, and the effects of reading interventions in children with and without reading difficulties.
We aim to improve the diagnosis and treatment of children who are struggling learners by combining findings from neurobiological, psychological, and educational perspectives.
EBRL is very proud to be the home to a large amount of talented individuals. Over time sadly those people may come and go, but we are always overjoyed to celebrate their successes along the way. This is the start of so many wonderful things for so many people in our lab and we couldn’t […]
Jump up on your feet and get your steps in today! The first Wednesday in April is National Walking Day! Here at Vanderbilt we got out and took a short break from doing research to go and stretch our legs with a good long walk! As we all know, exercise and especially walking is good […]
Dr. Laurie Cutting to Lecture at Ohio State University’s Science Sundays’ Lecture Series Find out more about her lecture and future Science Sunday lectures at the event page here: https://ccbbi.osu.edu/events/science-sundays Mirroring the information provided there here: Science Sundays Sunday, April 14, 2019 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre Educational Neuroscience: How the Brain Supports Learning […]
Brain Blast 2019 was an outstanding success for EBRL! The team was there, bright and early before all of the patrons, setting up our stations, a fun journey through the reading brain. We brought our handy-dandy “portable MRI” so the kids could all see what it was like to be a part of one […]
Come spend a fun Saturday hanging out with real brain scientists and learning about the brain on Saturday, March 16th 10-2pm! Open to kindergarten through eighth graders and their families, downtown at the Nashville Public Library. See flyer below for more details:
Dr. Laurie Cutting was invited to talk at an event at the New York State Psychiatric Institute on January 19th, 2019 concerning the Neuroscience of Reading Development. Find out more details here from Columbia University’s website: https://www.columbia.edu/content/events/cognitive-neuroscience-reading-development
Interested in knowing how our longitudinal study of Reading Comprehension is going? Find out the same way our participants already have:
Members from the lab are set to attend and present at the conference this year! Conference: SSSR (2019) in Toronto Symposium Title: The interaction of domain-general mechanisms and reading development: from word to text Chair: Katherine Aboud Authors: Sayako Earle, Tin Nguyen, Tehil Nugiel, and Katherine Aboud Discussant: Laurie Cutting Abstract: Recent evidence increasingly points […]
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Health and Human Development recently featured EBRL with this tweet: #NICHD grantee Dr. Laurie Cutting @VanderbiltU educational neuroscientist studying outcomes of a reading program for children with #Neurofibromatosis1, a genetic disorder associated with a greater risk of learning disabilities. https://t.co/YRX9A1IkxX @ChildrensTumor — NICHD News & Info (@NICHD_NIH) December […]
As we all know, the life of a grad or phd student is a difficult one. Much of your time is spent delicately balancing life and important research that will far outlive you. Many days and nights are spent on the edge of delirium and sleep deprivation, all to get that degree and learn a […]