Yin Lab Publishes Paper in Current Biology: Ventral Tegmental Dopamine Neurons Control the Impulse Vector during Motivated Behavior

Thursday, May 28, 2020
Members of the Yin Lab including Ryan Hughes, Konstantin Bakhurin, Elijah Petter, Glenn Watson, Namsoo Kim, Alexander Friedman, and Henry Yin have published a new paper on the functional significance of dopamine in the journal Current... Read More »

Psychology Alum Katherine Becker Receives Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Peace and Reconciliation

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
The award gives Katherine Becker the opportunity to study global security and borders at Queen’s University Belfast beginning in fall 2020. By Carla Burkhard / Office of Scholars and Fellows, Duke University, Published May 19, 2020 Duke alumna Katherine Becker,... Read More »
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Costanzo Teaching Fellow Program Honors Outstanding Undergraduate Teachers

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
The Psychology & Neuroscience department honors the accomplishments of the Costanzo Teaching Fellows (TFs), a group of outstanding undergraduate students who were selected to gain teaching and mentorship experience in Introductory Psychology (PSY 101), one of Duke’s largest undergraduate... Read More »
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Ceren Ebrem wins 2020 Zener Award

Friday, May 15, 2020
Congratulations to Ceren Ebrem, winner of the 2020 Karl E. Zener Award. This award is given annually to an undergraduate psychology major at Duke University who has shown outstanding performance and scholarship, as determined on the basis of both the honors thesis (evaluated by a committee of... Read More »

Ph.D. Students Explore Duke Undergrads’ Mindsets about Intelligence

Thursday, May 14, 2020
Published by Duke Graduate School; written by Julian Daly, Communications Intern Intelligent. Clever. Bright. Smart. Odds are many Duke students have heard those words applied to them. Yet, what happens when you take thousands of smart people and throw them onto one campus where social... Read More »

Class of 2020 Celebrates by "Marking the Moment"

Sunday, May 10, 2020
After an unprecedented semester caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Duke University delayed its formal commencement ceremony while Marking the Moment virtually campus-wide. This year, more than 1,800 undergraduate students received their bachelor’s degrees, and more than 4,000 completed master... Read More »

Honors Neuroscience Student, Bruny Kenou '20, Featured in Duke Today

Saturday, May 9, 2020
Bruny Kenou '20 graduated with honors in neuroscience and minors in both psychology and chemistry.  Kenou – a Rubenstein scholar, former research assistant for Edward Levin and Nancy Zucker, and advisee of Minna Ng – now heads to a two-year research fellowship with the... Read More »

Ph.D. Student Rachael Wright and Research Assistant Jack Dolgin Receive Prestigious NSF Fellowships

Friday, May 1, 2020
2nd-year CNAP student Rachael Wright and RA Jack Dolgin have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (NSF GRFs); 1st-year CNAP student Raphael Geddert, and P&N students Anna Smith and Morgan Taylor received Honorable Mention. The NSF Graduate... Read More »

Gregory Samanez-Larkin Selected as 2020 Bass Fellow

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Faculty member Gregory Samanez-Larkin has been selected as a 2020 Bass Fellow and appointment to a Bass Chair as the Jack H. Neeley Associate Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience. Samanez-Larkin’s research lies at the intersection of human development, affective science,... Read More »

Thomas Newpher and Ben Thier Deliver Talk at TEDxDuke 

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Thomas Newpher, P&N Assistant Professor of the Practice, and Ben Thier, Neuro major (’20), delivered the first-ever TEDxDuke joint student-professor talk: The Changing Landscape of Higher Education, on February 8, 2020 at Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke... Read More »