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  • New study on biases during learning and decision making.

    Thinking about drawing to an inside straight or playing another longshot? Just remember that while human decision-making is biased by potential rewards, what we know about individual cues that help us to make those decisions is biased toward failure, a Dartmouth College study finds.

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  • Welcome Meghan Meyer!

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Meghan Meyer to the faculty.  Meghan completed her Ph.D. at the University of California, Los Angeles and is currently a post-doctoral fellow at Princeton University.

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  • Heidi Meyer Predoctoral Research Award

    Heidi Meyer received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award.  This award will allow Heidi to pursue research related to the mechanisms underlying the development of inhibitory behavior.

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  • David Bucci Receives Pavlovian Research Award

    Dave Bucci was awarded the Pavlovian Research Award at the annual meeting of the Pavlovian Society (2014), held this year in Seattle, WA. The Pavlovian Research Award is highly prestigious, and awarded for significant research accomplishments. Photo credit: W. J. Wilson.

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  • Alessandro Pizzo wins Neuroscience Fellowship

    Alessandro Pizzo has been named a Neuroscience Scholars Program Fellow.  The program is designed to provide neuroscience doctoral trainees with career development and networking opportunities to promote their future success.

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  • NEW STUDY POINTS TO A BRAIN REGION KEY TO CONTEXTUAL MEMORIES

    Dartmouth researchers demonstrate in a new study that a previously understudied part of the brain, the retrosplenial cortex, is essential for forming the basis for contextual memories, which help you to recall events ranging from global disasters to where you parked your car.

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  • Travis Todd Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

    Dr. Travis Todd, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Professor David Bucci’s laboratory, has received a National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health entitled “Cortico-hippocampal Contributions to Context and Extinction Learning.”

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Recent Publications

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  • A neural signature of contextually mediated intentional forgetting.

    Jeremy Rothman Manning, Justin C. Hulbert, Jamal Williams, Luis Piloto, Lili Sahakyan, et al.

    Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 2016, DOI: 10.3758/s13423-016-1024-7

  • Neural Substrates of Cognitive Biases during Probabilistic Inference.

    Alireza Soltani, Peyman Khorsand, Clara Guo, Shiva Farashahi, Janet Liu

    Nature Communications, 7:11393

  • A Normalized Contrast-encoding Model Exhibits Bright/dark Asymmetries Similar to Early Visual Neurons.

    Emily A. Cooper

    Physiological Reports, 4(7), e12746, 2016

  • Gender Representation in the Vision Sciences: a Longitudinal Study.

    Emily A. Cooper, A. Radonjić

    Journal of Vision, 16(1):17, 2016