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2015-16 DIBS Incubator Awards Announced

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Eight interdisciplinary research teams at Duke have been selected to receive the 2015-2016 Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) Research Incubator Awards (five new awards and three continuation awards). The Research Incubator Awards program is designed to encourage innovative approaches to... read more about 2015-16 DIBS Incubator Awards Announced »


DIBS Goes Underground

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

DIBS is pleased to announce that we have now moved into our new 10,000+ square-foot space, including community gathering spaces, laboratories, and offices. Come visit us! Enter the new space through the glass cube on the patio of the Levine Science Research Center. read more about DIBS Goes Underground »


Neuroscience and Philosophy Project Receives Templeton Grant

Monday, October 6, 2014

A recent grant from the John Templeton Foundation will bring philosophers together with neuroscientists to learn each others’ fields and then design and perform experiments together.The project, headed by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Chauncey Stillman Professor in Practical Ethics in... read more about Neuroscience and Philosophy Project Receives Templeton Grant »


Stop and Listen: Study Shows How Movement Affects Hearing

Thursday, August 28, 2014

When we want to listen carefully to someone, the first thing we do is stop talking. The second thing we do is stop moving altogether. This strategy helps us hear better by preventing unwanted sounds generated by our own movements.This interplay between movement and hearing also has a counterpart... read more about Stop and Listen: Study Shows How Movement Affects Hearing »


Research Incubator Awards Announced

Monday, June 23, 2014

Ten interdisciplinary research teams at Duke have been selected to receive the 2014-2015 Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) Research Incubator Awards (four new awards and six continuation awards).The Research Incubator Awards program is designed to encourage innovative approaches to problems... read more about Research Incubator Awards Announced »


$15 Million Award Announced for Duke Autism Research

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

DIBS faculty Geraldine Dawson and her colleague Joanne Kurtzberg have received an award to fund the first two years of a five-year project. Their project “explores the use of umbilical cord blood cells to treat autism, stroke, cerebral palsy and related brain disorders.” The award is a gift from... read more about $15 Million Award Announced for Duke Autism Research »


Context Controls Learning

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

You’re better off practicing new skills when the coach is screaming at you in practice than when the crowd is heckling you during the game.Department of Neurobiology chair and DIBS faculty Steve Lisberger and his team have uncovered how one’s local context controls learning in the brain and allows... read more about Context Controls Learning »


Ron Suskind to Give Special Public Lecture for Autism Awareness Month

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ron Suskind is the author of the new book “Life, Animated – A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism” which was recently featured in The New York Times Magazine article “Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney.” The story of his family’s twenty year struggle with their youngest son’s autism has... read more about Ron Suskind to Give Special Public Lecture for Autism Awareness Month »


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DIBS Announces Space Expansion

Sunday, March 2, 2014

DIBS is pleased to announce that we have broken ground on a new expansion project to meet our growing needs for event, teaching and work spaces. The new location will provide more than 10,000 square feet of additional space to create a vibrant new hub for the brain science community.  ... read more about DIBS Announces Space Expansion »


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