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How to Build a Better Argument

Friday, December 21, 2018

During the holidays, families often come together to share a meal. For many of us, it's a pleasant opportunity for good food and fellowship. For others, it means talking with family and friends whose political (and other) beliefs are very different from your own. In this piece, DIBS Faculty Network... read more about How to Build a Better Argument »


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DIBS Faculty Comment on New ADHD, Autism Research

Friday, December 21, 2018

New research indicates younger siblings of children with attention deficicit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder could be at greater risk for developing the conditions, suggesting the conditions are inheritable. Scott Kollins, PhD, Professor in Psychiatry & Behavioral... read more about DIBS Faculty Comment on New ADHD, Autism Research »


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2019 SCAN Symposium Scheduled April 11-13, Asheville

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The Duke Institute for Brain Science's Center for Cognitive Neuroscience will host the 2019 Smokies Cognition & Neuroscience Symposium April 11-13, 2019, at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel in Asheville, NC. SCANS is an informal event featuring cognitive and neuroscience laboratories from the... read more about 2019 SCAN Symposium Scheduled April 11-13, Asheville »


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Congrats to Duke Grad Students, Trainees Who Submitted Posters!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The 2019 DIBS Distinguished Lecture & Symposium, featuring Josh Gordon, MD, PhD, Director, National Institute of Mental Health, will include a brain-sciences poster exhibition and contest as part of the Feb. 20 event. More than 30 Duke grad students, postdoctoral fellows, resident physicians... read more about Congrats to Duke Grad Students, Trainees Who Submitted Posters! »


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2018-2019 Research Incubator Awards Announced

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Six interdisciplinary Duke faculty teams have received 2018-2019 Research Incubator Awards from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS). The awards provide seed funding to support collaborative brain science research for projects of exceptional innovation and broad significance to the field... read more about 2018-2019 Research Incubator Awards Announced »


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Neuroscience Majors Head Receives Prestigious Marshall Scholarship

Monday, December 3, 2018

Julie Uchitel, a Neuroscience and French double major, '19, and president of the Neuroscience Majors Union, is one of two Duke students to receive the prestigious Marshall Scholarship. She and Shomik Verna were among 1,000 applicants; 48 were selected to receive the award. Please click HERE for... read more about Neuroscience Majors Head Receives Prestigious Marshall Scholarship »


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More Than 225 Attended Dec. 1 Exercise & the Brain Symposium

Sunday, December 2, 2018

About This Event: More than 225 researchers attended the Dec. 1 "Exercise & the Brain" Symposium. Interest was so high that organizers had to close registration when attendance reached capacity a week before the event.  Physical exercise has emerged as a powerful strategy for... read more about More Than 225 Attended Dec. 1 Exercise & the Brain Symposium »


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Outreach Podcast on Autism App Features Postdoc Jordan Hashemi

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Jordan Hashemi, postdoc at the Duke Center for Autism & Brain Development, in the lab of DIBS Faculty Network Member Guillermo Sapiro, delivers a podcast on autism screening. Please click HERE to hear the podcast. read more about Outreach Podcast on Autism App Features Postdoc Jordan Hashemi  »


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Duke Study Identifies Different Model of Cerebellar Learning

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Humans often learn motor skills through a process of trial and error, with mistakes leading to negative consequences that teach us to avoid future errors. But what if NOT making a mistake in the first place also helps us learn those skills? A new Duke study presents alternate theories on how... read more about Duke Study Identifies Different Model of Cerebellar Learning »


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$2.1 Million BRAIN Initiative Grant Awarded to Soderling & Eroglu

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Astrocytes are “stars” not just because of their stellate shape, but because these non-neuronal glial cells regulate synaptic connectivity and function between neurons in the brain. Scientists know a lot about neurons, but less, especially at the molecular level, about astrocytes and their... read more about $2.1 Million BRAIN Initiative Grant Awarded to Soderling & Eroglu »


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