Closer Threats Inspire Primitive Fear

Picture of figure and shock Your brain handles a perceived threat differently depending on how close it is to you. If it’s far away, you engage more problem-solving areas of the brain. But up close, your animal instincts jump into action. A DIBS research team uses virtual reality to demonstrate how. Learn more HERE.

Connecting Minds ~ Advancing Neuroscience ~ Improving Lives

The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) provides 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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We serve as a vital hub for researchers representing multiple disciplines related to neuroscience — by offering educational opportunities, funding programs, research center support, and ground-breaking resources for advancing brain sciences at Duke.

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Our goal is to provide exceptional interdisciplinary education and professional development opportunities to learners at all levels, equipping them to pursue challenging and rewarding careers in academia, industry, government, or the non-profit sector.

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Our outreach activities help increase diversity among neuroscientists by exposing students from diverse socioeconomic and racial/ethnic backgrounds to neuroscience at a young age, demystifying brain science, and providing role models for young people.

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