DIBS News

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450 'Excite Their Neurons' at DIBS Discovery Day

More than 400 children and adults of all ages attended the 2018 Discovery Day at the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. Youngsters crowded around tables featuring preserved brains and brain slices, eager to touch an actual human brain.

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Dawson Attends Global Autism Event at UN

Last week’s World Autism Awareness Day at the United Nations opened with a keynote address by Julia Bascom, Executive Director of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network--and a person on the autism spectrum.

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3 Duke Students Receive Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

Samantha Bouchal, a Neuroscience major, and Shomik Verma, both juniors at Duke, and Pranav Warman, a sophomore, have been named 2018 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.

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April 13: Michael Shadlen, MD, PhD, Columbia University

Dr. Michael Shadlen, Professor of Neuroscience at Columbia University Medical Center, will discuss, "The Neurobiology of Decision Making: A Window on Cognition," from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 13, in LSRC-B035 (the DIBS Lecture Hall). Lunch is available; first come, first served. 

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