Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University
Learn about the physical aspect of the brain and central nervous system and human behavior and thought processes
Summer psychology program located at Duke
Residential Tuition :
Extended Commuter Tuition:
July 2, 2023 July 14, 2023
Durham, North Carolina
Curious about the brain? Want to discover and learn the fundamentals of brain biology and the functioning of the central nervous system? By attending the Neuroscience Summer Springboard course students will be able to explore and familiarize with perception, decision-making, neuroethics, neurotechnology, and many other topics. Learn how the development of the brain affects emotions, physiology, and cognition, as well as develop a foundation for future study paths and careers in medicine, biology, biomedical science, psychology, and more.
Meet your instructor
Sikoya M. Ashburn, PhD
Psychology & Neuroscience Duke
Sikoya M. Ashburn, PhD is a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel. She is a Duke (B.S. in Neuroscience) and Georgetown (Ph.D. in Neuroscience) alum.Learn more
Topics you'll explore
Students will learn to tackle these fundamental questions with the tools of psychological science. Students will learn about classic experiments in psychology, with the goal of getting a hands-on, experiential understanding of how people work and how psychologists study them. They will explore social dynamics; emotions; personality; mental illness; the nature of beliefs; neuroscience; and the relationship between the mind, brain, and body. As a capstone project, they will construct their own miniature psychology theory, design/run an experiment to test it, and present findings to the class.