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!
Graduate Student Michael Perino has been selected to receive the Goss-Lucas award for Excellence in Teaching Introductory Psychology. Congratulations Michael!
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.
We are very excited to announce that second-year graduate student Kathy Do has been selected as a fellow in the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Congratulations to Kathy for this amazing recognition and opportunity! More information about the NSF GRFP can be found here.
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.
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!
We are very excited to welcome our new Project Assistant Virnaliz Jimenez to the DSN Lab team! Virnaliz is a UNC graduate and she will be working on Project NeuroTeen.
Graduate student Kathy Do has been selected as the first BRIC Fellow at the UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center. Through this fellowship, Kathy will train to run the Prisma scanner. Congratulations Kathy!
The DSN Lab would like to welcome our first UNC research assistants to the lab. We are very excited to have such a great group of students working with us!
Left to right: Susi, Harry, Julia, Melissa, Matt