Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) was created as a cross-school, campus-wide, interdisciplinary Institute with a commitment to building an interactive community of brain science research and scholarship.

DIBS encourages innovation and collaborations that transcend the boundaries of traditional disciplines, bringing together a diverse community of academics from the biomedical sciences, social sciences, physical sciences, humanities, law, business, public policy, mathematics, computer science and engineering.

MRI Neuro-Electro-Magnetic Oscillations

Principal Investigator: Allen W Song
Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
Title: "Path Toward MRI with Direct Sensitivity to Neuro-Electro-Magnetic Oscillations"
BRAIN Category: Next Generation Human Imaging (RFA MH-14-217)

Dr. Song's group will develop a scanner technology sensitive enough to image brain activity in high resolution by directly tuning in the electromagnetic signals broadcast by neurons.

Emotional Brain: Mysteries of the Brain

"For years, researchers have struggled to understand how emotions are formed and processed by the brain. Now, neuroscientist Kevin LaBar and his graduate students at Duke University are using a virtual reality room to study how the brain reacts to both negative and positive emotions.

"Mysteries of the Brain" is produced by NBC Learn in partnership with the NSF."

NSF BRAIN Initiative
Published June 10, 2015

Allen Song, PhD – Duke

Professor of Radiology, Neurobiology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and Biomedical Engineering
Director, Duke-UNC Brain Imaging and Analysis Center

Allen Song's research interests focus on the acquisition methodology, processing strategies and contrast mechanism for functional MRI. Additional interests include the application of innovative fMRI acqusition and analysis methods to study functional neuroanatomy.

Duke-UNC Brain Imaging & Analysis Center

Director: Allen W Song
Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

The Brain Imaging and Analysis Center (BIAC) brings together scientists from throughout Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to find interdisciplinary solutions to fundamental research questions about the human brain. Two key themes: to improve research techniques in neuroimaging and investigate the functional properties of the human brain.

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