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Adcock to Direct Center for Cognitive Neuroscience

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Faculty Governance Committee of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) has announced the appointment of R. Alison Adcock, MD, PhD, to the position of Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN). Dr. Adcock’s appointment was made by the Faculty Governance Committee, in... read more about Adcock to Direct Center for Cognitive Neuroscience »


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Huettel: Strong Link between Place & Memory

Friday, August 3, 2018

Places we have lived bring with them strong memories. Scott Huettel, PhD, Chair of Psychology & Neuroscience and DIBS Faculty Goverance Committee member, helps us understand why in this New York Times article. Read more HERE. read more about Huettel: Strong Link between Place & Memory »


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Duke Acts to 'Right-Size' Opioid Prescriptions

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Started as a task force in 2013, Duke’s Opioid Safety Committee is now an integral and permanent entity within Duke Health, ensuring compliance with state legislation and initiating actions aimed at curbing the nationwide opioid epidemic. “Duke is part of a growing movement among practitioners and... read more about Duke Acts to 'Right-Size' Opioid Prescriptions »


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DIBS faculty, students, trainees, alums @ Gordon Conference

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Congrats to DIBS faculty, students, trainees & alumni participating in this DIBS-supported Gordon Conference, including Jennifer Groh (co-chair), Alison Adcock, Marc Sommer, Ben Hayden, @SRHeilbronner, Valeria Caruso. Prof. Groh co-chaired the conference, and Post-doc Caruso co-chaired the... read more about DIBS faculty, students, trainees, alums @ Gordon Conference »


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Dawson Describes 'Phenomenal' Bass Teams Experience

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Geraldine "Geri" Dawson, PhD, recently spoke to faculty about her experiences leading Bass Connections teams. She directs the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development and chairs the Faculty Governance Committee at DIBS. More info HERE.    read more about Dawson Describes 'Phenomenal' Bass Teams Experience »


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N.C. Health News Profiles Research on Post-operative Decline

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

About one older patient in four sees some level of decreased mental and functional decline after surgery. DIBS faculy members and others seek better understanding of the phenomenon and how to prevent it. From the July 16 issue of N.C. Health News. This collaborative research has been supported by... read more about N.C. Health News Profiles Research on Post-operative Decline »


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New Clues to How Brain Processes Complex Info

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

A new Duke study may explain how the brain processes complex information from the world around us, and may also provide insight into some of our perceptual and cognitive limitations. The results appeared July 13 in Nature Communications. More read more about New Clues to How Brain Processes Complex Info »


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N&O Features DIBS/Bass Research on N.C. Heroin Overdose Deaths

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The News & Observer of Raleigh has featured research done by DIBS faculty and student members of a Bass Connections Brain & Society team, "Stemming the Opiate Epidemic through Education and Outreach." The research was published in the May/June 2018 issue of the N.C. Medical Journal. More... read more about N&O Features DIBS/Bass Research on N.C. Heroin Overdose Deaths »


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'Disgust' Plays Protective Role for Humans

Monday, June 4, 2018

Jana Schaich Borg, PhD, Assistant Research Professor in the Social Science Research Institute and DIBS Faculty Network Member, comments on recent research covered by CNN. More HERE. https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/04/health/disgust-health-disease-study/index.html read more about 'Disgust' Plays Protective Role for Humans »


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Mobile App for Autism Screening Helps Kids, Parents

Friday, June 1, 2018

A Duke study of an iPhone app to screen young children for signs of autism has found that the app is easy to use, welcomed by caregivers and good at producing reliable scientific data. The study, described June 1 in an open access journal npj Digital Medicine, points the way to broader, easier... read more about Mobile App for Autism Screening Helps Kids, Parents »


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