News & Events

  • Announcing the 31st Annual Neuroscience Day at Dartmouth College!

    Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017
    Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location: Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center

    This day-long even highlights neuroscience research contributions at Dartmouth and features expert talks, a poster session, a panel discussion, and a keynote lecture.  Free and open to the public.  Lunch will be provided.

    For more information, to register, and/or to submit a poster abstract visit:...

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  • Researcher David Bucci flips the neural switches to replicate an “adolescent brain.”

    January 10, 2017 by Bill Platt
    Originally published in the Dartmouth News.

    As parents of a teenager can tell you, adolescents don’t always think about risks before they act, whether it is venturing onto thin ice on a dare or spending the weekend watching an entire Star Wars marathon...

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  • Professor Thalia Wheatley and Professor Peter Tse tackle this question in an episode of Closer to Truth, a program that airs on many PBS stations.  The episode is one in a series entitled Big Questions in Free Will.  Interviews with Professor Wheatley and Professor Tse highlight their...

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  • The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College seeks applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor (entry-level or advanced) effective July 1, 2017.  Exceptional senior candidates may also be considered.  Applications are invited from individuals who have exhibited excellence in research and are able to provide high-quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Preferred candidates will be those who combine strong...

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  • A recent work from the Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (CCNL), led by Alireza Soltani, has won the Best Poster Award during the 2016 Society for Neuroeconomics annual meeting in Berlin. The work, titled “Contributions of neural adaptation to value-based and perceptual choice,” is focused on understanding how neural adaptations at different timescales affect choice behavior. ...

  • August 29,2018 by Joseph Blumberg

    Researchers are welcoming the arrival of a new fMRI scanner, the latest in a series of scanners dating back to 1999, when the Dartmouth became the first liberal arts college in the nation to own and operate a functional magnetic resonance imaging device strictly for research purposes.

    The new scanner, weighing more than 26,000 pounds, was lowered into its bay beneath Moore Hall last month, in the home of the ...

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  • A collaborative research project on the neural basis of attention, to be led by Peter Ulric Tse, professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth, has been awarded $6 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The project will strive to unravel how attention works in the brain. 

    The project establishes a consortium of 14 neuroscientists...

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  • Every year Dartmouth names a few of its top faculty to endowed professorships, recognizing their scholarship, teaching, and service to the College community as models of Dartmouth’s liberal arts ideal.  This year, six members of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences have been appointed to endowed chairs, including David Bucci, Chair of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.  Professor Bucci now holds the Ralph and Richard Lazarus Professorship in Psychological and Brain Sciences...

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  • Kristina Rapuano, a PBS graduate student, was recently awarded a Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) fellowship from the National Science Foundation to conduct research with Morten Kringelbach at Aarhus University in Denmark.  The fellowship is awarded to active recipients of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program to enhance professional development through research at world-leading science institutions overseas.  Kristina’s research interest...

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  • Carolyn Parkinson, who completed her PhD with Thalia Wheatley this past year, has been selected as this year's recipient of the Hannah T. Croasdale Award.  This award is made to a graduating PhD student at Dartmouth who “best exemplifies the qualities of a scholar, possessing intellectual curiosity, a dedicated commitment to the pursuit of new knowledge, a strong interest in teaching, and a sense of social responsibility to the academic community.” 
     
    Dr. Hannah T. Croasdale...

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