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Congratulations and Farewell

Assistant research scientist Dr. Jeremy Purcell accepted a position as a Faculty Specialist at the UMd Neuroimaging Center, starting in August. Congrats, Jeremy!

New Department Chair

Geraldine Legendre

Join us in welcoming Prof. Géraldine Legendre in her new role as Chair of the Department of Cognitive Science!

Arunima Vijay Receives Excellence in Cognitive Science Award

Photo of Arunima Vijay

Each spring, our faculty members choose a graduating cognitive science major with the strongest combination of academic excellence and outstanding accomplishments in research. This year, Arunima Vijay receives the honor.

‘G’ whiz: Student’s lab work with the lowercase letter ‘g’ goes global

Since publishing a research study she led about the peculiarities of the letter “g,” Kimberly Wong, a junior studying cognitive science, has been congratulated by people she barely knows, watched as friends and family shared links to news articles about the study, and fielded countless interview requests from reporters.

In Olympic Fashion, A Passing of the Torch

At a departmental reception, Brenda Rapp “passed the torch” to Geraldine Legendre, who will take over as chair of the Department of Cognitive Science on July 1, 2018. See the moment captured in this fun candid shot!

Barbara Landau elected NAS Member

Dr. Barbara Landau was among the 84 newly elected members of the National Academy of Sciences, announced today, May 1, in recognition of their distinguished and continuing original research. Congratulations, Dr. Landau. [Click to read more]

Tom McCoy Receives NSF GRF

richard "Tom" McCoy

We congratulate Tom McCoy, a first year PhD student, for receiving an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for his project entitled, “Assessing the Capacity of Computational Models to Make Linguistic Generalizations.” Tom will be working with Drs. Tal Linzen (JHU) and Bob Frank (Yale, previously JHU). [Click to read more]

Brought to You by the Letter ‘g’

This fun study shows how most people are essentially unaware of the more common version of the lowercase print letter “g” and explores the possible implications. The paper was published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, authored by junior Kimberly Wong, alum Frempongma Wadee (A&S ’17 BA), grad student Gali Elenblum and Prof. McCloskey.