Registration Open for April 17 Symposium on Cannabis Science, Policy

March 7, 2019

On behalf of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and the Center on Alcohol & Behavior Change (CABC), we are pleased to announce registration is open for the 2019 CABC Symposium, set for WEDNESDAY, April 17, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., DIBS Multipurpose Room. More information, below.


MacArthur Neuroscience Fellow to Speak at DIBS March 20

March 2, 2019

Doris Tsao, PhD, Professor of Biology at Cal Tech and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will speak on Wednesday, March 20, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., in the DIBS Multipurpose Room, B035 LSRC. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m.


Eye Moves Yield Clues to Fiscal Philosophy

February 27, 2019

The eyes DO have it--at least, they indicate who is more likely to have a bigger nest egg, according to research co-led by DIBS Faculty Network Member Scott Huettel, PhD, Psychology, and Neurobiology Graduate Student Dianna Amasino. Other authors are Postdoctoral Associate Nicolette Sullivan, PhD, Psychology, and Rachel Kranton, James B. Duke Professor of Economics. The study appeared online Feb. 25. in Nature Human Behaviour.


Excite Your Neurons at March 24 DIBS Discovery Day!

February 20, 2019

Come one, come all! The 2019 Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Discovery Day will take place on Sunday, March 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the DIBS "Cube," located outside the Levine Science Research Center on Duke University's West Campus, 308 Research Drive, Durham, NC, 27708. Free parking in the Circuit Drive lot, off LaSalle Street. Volunteers will be on hand to direct traffic and help get visitors to the "Cube."


NIMH Director Josh Gordon Discusses Research Challenges, Opportunities

February 18, 2019

More than 200 students, faculty, trainees, and staff attended the 2019 DIBS Distinguished Lecture & Symposium on Feb. 20. The theme: From Brain Circuits to Behavior: How Technology is Transforming the Science of Mental Health.


Staci Bilbo to Keynote Triangle SfN Meeting 4/4

February 18, 2019

Staci Bilbo, PhD, returning to Duke this summer, from Harvard, will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Spring Neuroscience Meeting, Thursday, April 4, presented by the Triangle Society for Neuroscience. The event will take place at the Raleigh-Durham Embassy Suites in Cary. For more information, please see the flyer, below; click HERE to register.



DIBS Faculty Network Members Address Human-AI Issues

February 18, 2019

Duke in D.C. hosted a Congressional Briefing Feb. 15 to discuss the implications of artificial intelligence. Presenters included DIBS Faculty Network Members Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Kenan Institute for Ethics, and Nita Farahany, Law, and Vincent Conitzer, Computer Science. Duke in DC tweeted throughout the event, including the following:

Postdoc Consortium Works-in-Progress Seminar

About This Event:

Lidia Tagliafierro, PhD, Neurology, Chiba-Falek Lab, will present her research. Breakfast is provided! If you are a postdoc and would like to present to peers your research, in a friendly, no-pressure environment, please visit our Spring 2019 Sign-up Form HERE.


3/1 Seminar on Implicit Bias Opens Spring Inclusion & Power Dynamics Series

February 8, 2019

The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, the Duke Office of Faculty Advancement, & the Office of the Vice Dean for Faculty in the School of Medicine are sponsoring a year-long series of workshops focused on inclusion and power dynamics in the academic workplace. This semester, we invite the Duke community to learn more about implicit bias – how our experiences have shaped our thinking and beliefs – and ways to be more effective allies when we witness and/or experience bias.


DIBS Accepting Apps for Wrenn Fellowship in Alzheimer's

January 24, 2019

The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences invites Duke Ph.D. students to apply for the Wrenn Fellowship in Alzheimer’s Disease. One three-year fellowship in the amount of $40,000 per year will be awarded.

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