Join Triangle SfN for Anniversary Event July 23!

About This Event:

RSVP today for the @Triangle_SfN Anniversary Party on Monday, July 23, 4-6pm, at RTP HQ, 12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709. Great music, food and drinks to celebrate another successful year at Triangle SfN!

July 20: Beat the heat with DIBS grad students, postdocs, faculty, lab managers!

About This Event:

The DIBS Graduate Student Consortium invites graduate students, postdocs, faculty, lab managers and other members of the DIBS community to attend a Summer Ice Cream Social on Friday afternoon, July 20. There will be plenty of ice cream (non-dairy options as well), cold drinks, and lawn games! All are welcome to attend, so please invite your labmates and others in the community.


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

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.


New Clues to How Brain Processes Complex Info

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

SCANS: Smokies Cognition & Neuroscience Symposium, Sept. 13-15

About This Event:

The inaugural Smokies Cognition & Neuroscience Symposium (SCANS) will be held Sept. 13-15, 2018, in Asheville. 

The Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, is the organizing sponsor; co-sponsors are Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Vanderbilt University. Registration is open to faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows affiliated with the sponsoring universities.


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

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 HERE.


'Disgust' Plays Protective Role for Humans

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.


Mobile App for Autism Screening Helps Kids, Parents

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 access to screening for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.


Schramm-Sapyta Op-Ed: Sentencing Reform for ALL Addictive Drugs

May 29, 2018

"New opiate policies can help NC prepare for next epidemic," an op-ed written by DIBS Chief Operating Officer Nicole Schramm-Sapyta, PhD., appeared in the May 29 edition of the Durham Herald-Sun:

The North Carolina legislature's “Task Force on Sentencing Reforms for Opioid Drug Convictions” has started on a strong path toward smart policy in its early meetings. They’ve heard from experts on how the court system can help citizens with addiction, and examined statistics that show incarceration is more expensive and less effective than treatment for drug offenders.


Neuroscience Degree 'Opens New Doors' for Grads

May 14, 2018

A Duke Neuroscience degree opens new doors for graduates, Kevin S. LaBar, PhD, Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies in Neuroscience (NS), told attendees during opening remarks at the 2018 NS Diploma Ceremony in Page Auditorium on Sunday, May 13. The degree also, “positions our graduates to thrive in this new era” of collaborative research that offers many opportunities to impact society at large, he added.

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