Dr. David V. Smith Designated APS Rising Star

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Congratulations to P&N PhD alumnus David V. Smith, who has been designated as an "APS Rising Star" by the Association for Psychological Science. The Rising Star designation recognizes outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research career post-PhD whose... Read More »

P&N researchers pinpoint brain structure that links environmental cues to enhanced focus

Friday, January 27, 2017
New research from the Tobias Egner Lab reveals how the brain learns to link external cues to a focused mindset. Read the full story in Duke Today: The study was also covered in other international publications: Read More »

P&N Mentoring Dinner for 1st year graduate students

Friday, January 27, 2017
Photos from P&N's inaugural mentoring dinner.

Makeba Wilbourn honored by President Obama, receives Presidential Early Career Award

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Congratulations to P&N's Makeba Wilbourn, who has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their research. She was one of... Read More »

Tomasello Study a Top Breakthrough of 2016

Friday, December 30, 2016
Congratulations to P&N Professor Mike Tomasello and his colleagues, whose study on mind reading in great apes has been chosen as one of the top 10 breakthroughs of 2016 by Science Magazine. The Breakthrough of the Year is widely recognized as one of the highest distinctions in science. The... Read More »

Matt Scult: Emotion Regulation, Mathmatical Skills Linked

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Data from a recent P&N brain imaging study found that subjects who had a relatively greater activity in the prefrontal cortex while completing math problems from memory also reported having better emotion regulation skills compared to their peers. “Our work provides the first direct evidence... Read More »

Jennifer Acosta receives Bruner Award

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
We are pleased to announce Jennifer Acosta as this year’s winner of the Bruner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.  Jennifer is a Psychology major and is also completing the certificate in Child and Family Policy. She serves as a Teaching Assistant in Introductory Psychology.... Read More »

Job Opening: SINS Faculty Position

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
The Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience, to start in summer 2018. We seek outstanding applicants with the potential to develop an innovative and externally... Read More »

Job Opening: Assistant Professor of the Practice

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. The Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of the Practice position to begin in July 2017. This full-time regular-rank (non-tenure-track) position will have a primary focus on... Read More »

Who is White?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
The latest episode of the Sanford School's radio show Ways & Means features new faculty member Sarah Gaither's comments on race and her research on cross-racial communication. You can listen to it here: Or... Read More »