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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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: http://www.waysandmeansshow.org/episodes/2016/10/24/s2-episode-2-who-is-white Or... Read More »
Dr. Tovah Klein

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

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

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: https://today.duke.edu/2016/10/falsebeliefs http://science.sciencemag.org/content/354/6308/110    ... Read More »

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