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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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Register Now for Summer Social Neuroscience Event @ DIBS!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

DIBS will once again host the Summer School in Social Neuroscience & Neuroeconomics, founded by DIBS Faculty Network Member Greg Samanez-Larkin, June 3-6, 2019. It will be folowed by the Decision Neuroscience Conference at Duke's Fuqua School of Business, June 7-8. For more information, please... read more about Register Now for Summer Social Neuroscience Event @ DIBS! »


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Staci Bilbo to Return to Duke in 2019

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Professor Staci Bilbo will be returning to Duke as the Haley Family Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, in conjunction with the Bass Connections Brain & Society theme, on July 1, 2019. Previously she was the Lurie Family Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience at... read more about Staci Bilbo to Return to Duke in 2019 »


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Nerve Stimulation May Reduce Post-op Delirium

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

From DukeHealth: For adults over age 65, surgical complications can dampen not only their physical health but also their mental sharpness, with more than half of high-risk cases declining into delirium. In research published Oct. 11 in the journal Brain Stimulation, Duke University... read more about Nerve Stimulation May Reduce Post-op Delirium »


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Inaugural DIBS Germinator Awards Announced

Monday, October 15, 2018

Seven projects involving nearly two dozen Duke clinical and basic-science faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students have received the inaugural Germinator Research Awards from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS), the Institute’s Faculty Governance Committee Chair, Geraldine... read more about Inaugural DIBS Germinator Awards Announced »


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Exploring Link between Social Stress, Genetic Damage

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Just how is social adversity linked to health inequalities? Jenny Tung, PhD, combines evolutionary anthropology and genomics to find out. For more of the Science News story, click HERE.     read more about Exploring Link between Social Stress, Genetic Damage »


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First Impressions Matter in Sense of Smell

Monday, September 17, 2018

If you can tell the difference between a merlot and a cabernet franc just by smell, it’s probably all in the timing. That’s because the odor-decoding centers of the brain will pay more attention to the first smell signals to reach them, regardless of how long or strong the... read more about First Impressions Matter in Sense of Smell »


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LaBar Named CCN Associate Director

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Alison Adcock, MD, PhD, recently named Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN), has announced that Kevin S. LaBar, Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience in the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, will serve as Associate Director for CCN. Dr. LaBar’s appointment was made in... read more about LaBar Named CCN Associate Director »


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Greg Samanez-Larkin 'Makes Statistics Personal'

Friday, September 7, 2018

Helping students understand the relevance of statistics can be a tough proposition for university faculty. DIBS Faculty Network Member Greg Samanez-Larkin tells the Association for Psychological Science how he achieves that by personalizing the subject. MORE read more about Greg Samanez-Larkin 'Makes Statistics Personal' »


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