Affiliated Centers and Institutes

The Center for Neuroengineering

Engineers, biologists, physicists, mathematicians, neurologists and psychologists come together to advance methodologies for recording, imaging, and analyzing normal and abnormal brain activity. The Center for Neuroengineering is the intellectual hub for neuro-based technologies such as neurochips, system-level computational modeling, and the application of electrophysiological and functional imaging techniques to monitor and treat neurological diseases.

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The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS)

DIBS was created in 2007 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 schools of biomedical sciences, social sciences, physical sciences, humanities, law, business, public policy, mathematics, computer science, and engineering. DIBS’ mission is to advance interdisciplinary research and education that transforms our understanding of brain function and translates into innovative solutions for health and society. DIBS’ vision is an interactive community of scholars—faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff—who pool their talents to achieve a new level of excellence in the brain sciences.

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The Center for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN)

CCN was created in 1999 to serve as the central focus at Duke University for research, education, and training in psychological, computational, and biological mechanisms of higher mental function. CCN’s missions include understanding variability in these mechanisms among individuals, their function across the lifespan and between species, applications of these mechanisms to real-world problems, and their dissolution in disease and mental disorders.

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The Center for Translational Neuroscience (CTN)

CTN applies insights gained through essential research on the brain's structure and function to develop novel pharmacological, surgical, and behavioral therapies of these diseases.

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The Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Science (D-CIDES)

D-CIDES was formed in 2010 as a campus-wide center jointly affiliated with two of Duke’s Signature Institutes, the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) and the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI). It brings together Duke’s diverse and campus-wide strengths in decision sciences, including behavioral economics, judgment and decision making, marketing, neuroeconomics, medical decision making and addiction, into a single community for programs, education, and new research collaborations. Core programs include an ongoing speaker series, funding for postdoctoral fellows, student travel awards, and affiliated coursework.

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The Duke Center on Addiction and Behavioral Change (CABC)

CABC performs basic and translational neurobiological research toward the prevention, early intervention and treatment of addiction. It works to develop interdisciplinary training programs and improve collaborations among scholars in medicine, neuroscience, psychology, and policy with government policy makers and the health care industry.

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