Michael Perino Presents at DANS in Pittsburgh

Graduate student Michael Perino presented at the 2017 Developmental Affective Neuroscience Symposium in Pittsburgh, PA. This year’s theme was Development of the Emotional Brain in Social Context: Implications for Affective Psychopathology. Congratulations Michael!

Perino, M.T., Moreira, J.F.G., & Telzer, E.H. These violent delights have violent ends. Neural correlates of aggression selectivity in delinquent youth based on differential motivations.

Neeltje Blankenstein Visits the DSNLab

Neeltje Blankenstein joined the DSNLab as a visiting scholar for a few weeks this fall.  Neeltje is currently pursuing her PhD in developmental and educational psychology at Leiden University. During her time in North Carolina, Neeltje presented her newest work and findings to the DSNLab, and spoke at Duke University.

DSNLab Presentations at the 2017 Flux Congress in Portland

Congratulations to all of lab members who presented at this year’s Flux Congress in Portland, OR!

Fowler, C.H., Lin, L.C., & Telzer, E.H. Like me back: Experiencing victimization influences youths’ neural response when predicting evaluation from liked peers.

McCormick, E.M., van Hoorn, J., & Telzer, E.H. Functional network organization of the social brain in childhood and adolescence.

Perino, M.T., Moreira, J.F.G., & Telzer, E.H. These violent delights have violent ends. Neural correlates of aggression selectivity in delinquent youth based on differential motivations.

Rogers, C. R., McCormick, E., van Hoorn, J., & Telzer, E. H. “No, don’t do it!” Neural correlates of sibling closeness during risky decision-making.

van Hoorn, J., Shablack, H., Lindquist, K.A., & Telzer, E.H. Beyond dual systems: Evidence from a neuroimaging meta-analysis to incorporate the social context into model of adolescent decision-making.

Interns Join the DSNLab for the Summer

This summer, the DSNLab has been hosting three amazing undergraduate interns. They have come from across the country to work in the lab, and have been primarily working on the Carolina Sibling Study. They have played a crucial role in the success of the study, and we couldn’t be happier to have them on the DSNLab team!

Sue Hyun Kwon (left) is a rising senior at Pomona College and she hopes apply her knowledge of developmental neuroscience to neuropharmacology projects in the future. In her free time, she likes to take pictures of plants or cook.

Ellie Breitfeld (center) is a rising sophomore at Princeton University and she is planning on pursuing a major in psychology and minors in neuroscience and linguistics. She is particularly interested in developmental psychology with a focus on language development and education.

Madison Marcus (right) is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in psychology and neuroscience at Grinnell College in Iowa. As a native North Carolinian, she was excited to return home and assist with the Carolina Sibling Study. Following her graduation in 2019, Madison hopes to continue doing research and earn her PhD in behavioral neuroscience.

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.

Eva Telzer