Welcome To Our New Graduate Student

Jade is a Ph.D. student in the Psychology and Neuroscience Department. In May 2022, she obtained her M.S from Arizona State University where she used neuroimaging to investigate functional differences within the dopaminergic pathways. She is currently studying trauma and its influence on decision-making. She likes to cook, watch documentaries, do DIYs, and hike in her spare time.

Welcoming our new Post-Doc to the Huettel Lab

Nitisha is a current Post-doc in the Huettel lab. She obtained her Ph.D. from Ohio State University and did her undergraduate studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. Nitisha uses computational modeling and process-tracing techniques, such as eye-tracking and mouse-tracking, to understand how we make social decisions. She is an excellent researcher and we are glad to have her join the team!

Vacancy for Postdoctoral Associate

The Huettel lab at Duke University seeks a talented postdoctoral associate to conduct human research on the neural mechanisms of decision making. The position is supported by an NIH-funded grant that seeks to understand the dynamic social decision-making and how such decisions are influenced by social status. The postdoctoral associate will be part of a vibrant community of scholars in Duke’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and will work with research-dedicated 3T MRI scanners at Duke’s Brain Imaging and Analysis Center.

The position is initially for a one-year term with renewal anticipated upon satisfactory performance. Programming skills, expertise in fMRI, and a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field are prerequisites; experience with decision modeling and computational methods are desirable.

Interested applicants should submit their CV, a statement of research interest, and contact information for 2 references to academic jobs online and scott.huettel@duke.edu

Apply here

Congratulations on the acceptance of your paper, Matthew!

We are proud to announce that Matthew Bachman’s paper, “Disruptions of Sustained Spatial Attention Can Be Resistant to the Distractor’s Prior Reward Associations”, has been accepted by Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. The findings of this paper suggest that sustained spatial attention can be resistant to a distractor’s reward associations in some circumstances, indicating an important boundary condition to reward-related distraction.


Congratulations, Matthew!