News & Events

  • 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...

  • May 25, 2016 by John Cramer

    Context plays a big role in our memories, both good and bad. Hearing Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run on the car radio, for example, may remind you of your first love—or your first speeding ticket. Either way, a new Dartmouth- and Princeton-led brain scanning study may be of interest: The study shows that people can intentionally forget their experiences by changing how they think about the context of those memories.

    The study, which appears in the...

  • 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.

    The study appears in the journal Nature Communications.

    "The type of bias we measured is relevant for learning in situations where rewarding...

  • 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.  Meghan will be moving to Hanover in July, 2017 to assume her position as an assistant professor. 

  • Professor Brad Duchaine discusses research demonstrating substantial individual differences in the ability to recognize faces and the implications of this variation in the June 2015 edition of the American Psychological Association's monthly newsletter Psychological Science Agenda.

  • Heidi Meyer recently received a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award.  This award is part of a family of grants provided by the United States National Institutes of Health for training researchers in the behavioral sciences and health sciences. They are a highly selective and very prestigious source of funding for doctoral and postdoctoral trainees. This award will allow Heidi to pursue research related to the mechanisms underlying the development of inhibitory behavior in...

  • The Society for Social Neuroscience is delighted to announce the inaugural class of S4SN Fellows. The Board of Directors selected 12 Fellows who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of social neurosciences over their careers. The 2015 class of S4SN Fellows are:

    Human Models of social neuroscience

    • Antonio Damasio, University of Southern California
    • Todd F. Heatherton, Dartmouth College
    • John T. Cacioppo, The University of...
  • Presented by Randolph Blake, Centenial Professor at Vanderbilt University & Professor of Brain & Cognitive Science at Seoul National University, on September 26th, 2014. 

    Visual awareness seems to occupy center stage in our perceptual world, but is that just an illusion? To rephrase that question in a tractable form, what aspects of visual processing transpire outside of awareness? One very useful tool for answering that question is the beguiling phenomenon called binocular...

  • 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.

    For more information about the award, please visit: Pavlovian Research Awards

  • Land O'Lakes, Inc., and the Land O'Lakes Foundation announced September 3 it will invest $25 million in University of Minnesota academics and Gopher Athletics. This is one of the largest single corporate commitments in the University's history and the largest commitment ever made collectively by Land O'Lakes, Inc. and the Land O'Lakes Foundation.

    As part of the landmark gift, the organization pledges $2.5 million to establish the endowed Land O' Lakes Chair in Marketing, a position to...