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Hannah Moshontz becomes first P&N student to defend PhD dissertation remotely

Friday, March 20, 2020
Hannah Moshontz reflects on the experience of defending her PhD dissertation remotely on March 18, 2020. Moshontz is the first student in the department to do so, with great success! Congratulations, Dr. Moshontz! What was the process of defending your dissertation remotely?... Read More »
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Professor Michael Tomasello interviewed on podcast, Cognitive Revolution

Friday, March 13, 2020
Cody Kommers, a PhD student at Oxford University, interviewed P&N Professor Michael Tomasello on the podcast Cognitive Revolution, aired March 10, 2020.  The episode, #18: Michael Tomasello on Writing for Young People, reveals a side of Tomasello that many... Read More »
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Irwin Kremen, Duke Professor of Psychology and Internationally Acclaimed Artist, Dies at 94

Monday, February 10, 2020
Irwin Kremen, PhD, a Duke Professor of Psychology, rose to international acclaim as a collagist, sculpture artist, and painter. Kremen died Feb. 5, 2020 at the age of 94. Kremen joined the Duke faculty in 1963 and continued his academic career in psychology at Duke until he... Read More »
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Duke Hosts Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Cognition Group

Friday, February 7, 2020
UPDATE as of March 11, 2020: To minimize potential health risks amid COVID-19 concerns, Duke University has cancelled all Duke-sponsored in-person events; therefore, the North Carolina Cognition Meeting scheduled for March 21st, 2020 is cancelled. All registrants will receive a refund... Read More »
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Duke Flags Lowered in Honor of P&N Professor Warren Meck

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Warren Meck, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, who studied how humans perceive time, died on January 21, 2020.  Read the full article published 1/23/20 in Duke Today: Duke Flags Lowered: Psychology Professor Warren Meck Dies.   
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P&N Professors Caspi & Moffitt and Duke Postdocs Richmond-Rakerd & Houts Publish New Research Findings

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
P&N Professors Avshalom Caspi & Terrie Moffitt, and Duke Postdocs Leah Richmond-Rakerd & Renate Houts publish paper in Nature Human Behavior: "Clustering of health, crime and social-welfare inequality in 4 million citizens from two nations."  Abstract:  Health and... Read More »
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Influential Professor Emeritus Michael A. Wallach Dies at 86

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Michael A. Wallach, PhD, noted research psychologist and influential Duke professor has died at 86. (Michael A. Wallach Obituary in The News& Observer) In a letter to faculty, Chair of the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience Scott Huettel shared his memories of Michael... Read More »
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P&N Graduate Student and Professor Co-Author Paper in Nature Human Behavior

Monday, January 20, 2020
P&N graduate student Matthew Bachman and Professor Scott Huettel publish paper in Nature Human Behavior: "Motivated control as a bridge between neuroeconomics and cognitive neuroscience."   
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Dr. Henry Yin Promoted to Full Professor

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
In a message to P&N faculty, Department Chair Scott Huettell stated:  "Over the past decade, Henry has built a world-class research program that has provided important insights into the functioning of the basal ganglia (and of key circuits for learning and action, more generally). I can... Read More »
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Senior Maria Naclerio Receives 2019-2020 Jerome S. Bruner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

Monday, January 13, 2020
The Duke University Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is pleased to announce that senior Maria Naclerio (Psychology Major, Neuroscience/Chemistry Minors) is the recipient of the 2019-2020 Jerome S. Bruner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research.  Naclerio’s research... Read More »

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