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Julia Sorensen Selected for the Gil Internship

We are excited to announce that DSNL undergraduate research assistant Julia Sorensen has been selected for the Karen M. Gil Internship to begin in the Fall of 2017. The Gil internship is a prestigious program that places UNC students in psychology-based internships at worksites matched to their interests. The program is highly-competitive and we are very proud of Julia and excited for her to have this opportunity!

Members of the DSNLab celebrate with Julia (second from the left) and wish her all the best as she begins this exciting next chapter of her research career.


Learning and Fun at the UNC Science Expo

On April 22 the DSN Lab took part in the 2017 UNC Science Expo. The expo brings together the university and the community to highlight cutting-edge research and get members of the broader Chapel Hill community excited about science. The DSN Lab had a booth where visitors could learn about the different parts of the brain, play some of our study tasks, put together model brains, and ask questions about psychology and neuroscience. Thanks to everyone who stopped by!





DSN Lab Presents at SRCD Biennial Meeting in Austin

Congratulations to the members of the DSN Lab who gave talks at the 2017 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Austin, Texas.

McCormick, E.M. & Telzer, E.H. Adaptive Adolescent Flexibility: Neurodevelopment of Decision-making and Learning in a Risky Context.

Lee, T., Miernicki, M.E., & Telzer, E.H. Neural concordance of resting-state intrinsic neural networks in parent-child dyads.

DSN Lab Presentations at SAN Conference in Los Angeles

Congratulations to the lab members that presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society in Los Angeles.

Do, K.T. & Telzer, E.H.: Helping us vs. them: The neural correlates of costly helping to ingroups and outgroups in youth.

Qu, Y., Lin, L., & Telzer, E.H.: Culture modulates the neural mechanisms underlying risky exploration.

Van Hoorn, J., McCormick, E.M., & Telzer, E.H.: Social learning and adaptive risk-taking in adolescence: Evidence from brain and behavior.

Ivory, S.L., McCormick, E.M., & Telzer, E.H.: Can’t fight this feeling: The impact of emotional faces on adolescents’ cognitive control.

Lee, T., Qu, Y., & Telzer, E.H.: Love flows downstream: A neural pattern similarity approach to perception of pain in self and family.

Lin, L., Qu, Y., & Telzer, E.H.: Social and cultural influences on the neural mechanisms of emotion regulation.

Dr. Telzer Awarded NIH Grant

The DSN Lab is excited to announce that Dr. Telzer has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate how infant-mother attachment is related to the integration of neural networks in the first year of life. This project will include longitudinal brain scans of infants and will be conducted in collaboration with Dr. Nancy McElwain at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Congratulations Dr. McElwain and Dr. Telzer!