Research Areas

As technology advances, our ability to ‘look into’ the human brain has grown increasingly sophisticated.

At Duke and beyond, scientists are developing new ways to locate and recreate memory, track decision-making in real time, and gain new understanding of the formation and impact of human emotion.

Duke is at the forefront of interdisciplinary research integrating cutting-edge scientific methods with law, philosophy, medicine, and divinity studies. How much access do we have to our own brains? What are the implications for personal responsibility and our sense of self? How can our understanding of how the brain works deepen our appreciation of arts, literature, and the world around us? Explore these fascinating questions with us.