Dr. Tovah Klein

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
P&N alumna Tovah Klein will be giving two talks for the Duke Graduate School on October 27th and October 28th.  Dr. Klein is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Barnard College, Columbia University and Director of the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development. Dr. Klein is... Read More »

Mapping Emotions in the Brain

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Work by P&N's Kevin LaBar and colleagues is featured as lead story today on CNN Health. LaBar and his team have mapped the distinct patterns of brain activity that correspond to seven different emotional states while subjects are resting without external stimulation in an MRI scanner.. “... Read More »

Apes Understand That Some Things are All in Your Head

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
P&N's  Mike Tomasello co-authors a study demonstrating that great apes recognize when others have false beliefs.  Read the story in Duke Today and in Science:    ... Read More »

Welcome Gregory Samanez-Larkin

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
The Department welcomes Gregory Samanez-Larkin, who will be joining P&N as a new assistant professor on July 1, 2017. Dr. Samanez-Larkin received his PhD in Psychology at Stanford University, and is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Neuroscience at... Read More »

Elika Bergelson kicks off CCN Colloquium Series

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
New P&N faculty member Elika Bergelson  kicks off CCN's colloquium series  with a bang this Friday, Sept 2,  at noon, down in the "DIBS cube."  Please be sure to join us for this occasion! Check out CCN's Fall 2016 Colloquium schedule here.  

Welcome New P&N Faculty

Friday, August 26, 2016
P&N welcomes our four new faculty members in 2016: Elika Bergelson Sarah Gaither Rita Svetlova Mike Tomasello    

Jerome S. Bruner, 1915-2016

Monday, June 13, 2016
Jerome S. Bruner, an eminent psychologist and 1937 Trinity College Graduate, died Monday, June 5 at the age of 100. His work was crucial to the establishment of cognitive psychology as a discipline, but is also remarkable for its breadth, with major contributions to learning theory,... Read More »

Congratulations P&N Grads!

Friday, May 20, 2016
P&N congratulates all of  our September  2015, December  2015 and May 2016 PhD Graduates! Stephen Adamo Michael Barger Joseph Barter Pamela Buck Elena Goetz Davis Samantha Deffler Kathryn Diebels Emma Wu Dowd Anya Drabkin Sara Edmond Dawn Epstein... Read More »

Science explains why your mom calls you by your brother's name

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
P&N's Samantha Deffler, Cassidy Fox, Christin Ogle, and David Rubin of the Noetics Lab explored why familiar individuals may call each other by the wrong name. For example, why does your mom call you your sister's name? They found that people tended to misname members of the same group - family... Read More »

First Year Festival 2016

Monday, April 18, 2016
Congratulations to our students for a successful P&N/CNAP first year festival, which was held Friday in Perkins 217. The following students presented a diverse array of research topics: David Murphy, "Oscillatory Saccadic Eardrum Associated Responses" Emily Cherenack, "Sexual violence... Read More »