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Students Share Their Brain Research, from Lab to Museum

Students Share Their Brain Research, from Lab to Museum

Bass Connections in Brain & Society teams explore the neuroscience of cognition, emotions, expression and decision-making to tackle complex societal challenges and increase our understanding of what makes us human. Last year, interdisciplinary teams of faculty, graduate students and undergraduates took on topics as diverse as music and dementia, face perception and art, eye tracking […]

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Six Students Receive Grants to Extend Their Bass Connections Research

Six Students Receive Grants to Extend Their Bass Connections Research

With grant funding from Bass Connections, three undergraduates and three graduate students will pursue faculty-mentored research projects this summer and next year. These projects, which build on work begun in 2015-2016 through Bass Connections teams, explore a range of topics including Alzheimer’s disease, U.S. government regulations, intellectual property, migrant health, Arctic drilling and the care […]

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What Makes a Face? Art and Science Team Up to Find Out

What Makes a Face? Art and Science Team Up to Find Out

From the man in the moon to the slots of an electrical outlet, people can spot faces just about everywhere. As part of a larger Bass Connections project exploring how our brains make sense of faces, a Duke team of students and faculty is using state-of-the-art eye-tracking to examine how the presence of faces — […]

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Science, Fun of Brain Study Unfolds at Duke

Science, Fun of Brain Study Unfolds at Duke

On Sunday, hundreds of people stepped underground to ponder the body’s most curious organ: the brain. The Duke Institute for Brain Science invited the public into its new state-of-the art facility to hear about all the ways that knowing more about the brain will help solve the world’s most vexing problems. The event ended a […]

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Studying a Virtuoso Violinist’s Brain with MRI

Studying a Virtuoso Violinist’s Brain with MRI

Until just a few years ago, violinist Jennifer Koh had no particular interest in the inner workings of the brain. But then she suffered a concussion resulting in speech and memory loss. She couldn’t practice her violin for months; when she picked up the instrument again, she could play for no more than 20 minutes […]

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