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The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) is a vibrant hub for neuroscience research, education, and community engagement, promoting interdisciplinary brain science and translating discoveries into solutions for health and society.

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Ultra-Sharp Brain Scan

A technology 40-years in the making at Duke yielded the highest resolution MRI ever captured of a mouse brain. Read the full story here.

Autism Screening App

Seed grants from DIBS helps facilitate innovative and interdisciplinary collaborations, such as the autism screening app developed by psychologist Geri Dawson and engineer Guillermo Sapiro.

Right Hemisphere Strokes

Speech-language pathologist and DIBS member Jamila Minga's mission is to raise awareness of right-hemisphere brain damage, which often stems from a stroke, resulting in subtle but significant communication impairments. Read more about her work here.