Announcing our Fall 2016 Colloquium Series. Guest speakers include Drs. Max Riesenhuber, Patrick Cavanagh, Chris Honey, Sonia Kandel, Michael Wagner and Scott AnderBois. The titles and abstracts for each talk will be distributed and posted on the event webpage in the week immediately preceding each talk.
News & Announcements Archive
September 2, 2016
First MA in Cognitive Science Graduates By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
One year after admitting our first masters students, we congratulate them for successfully completing their MA degree requirements. We commend Ruu Harn ‘Annie’ Cheng, Christopher Hepner, and Rashi Pant (pictured, right to left). They will each go on to work as lab research coordinators. The graduates were acknowledged for their achievement at our annual Department Welcome event on September 1st.
September 1, 2016
A Formal Welcome: Convocation for Johns Hopkins Class of 2020 By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
At Freshman Convocation, President Ronald J. Daniels challenged the new class to see the world clearly despite inevitable distractions, bias, or blindness. He used the work of Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Alan Yuille, a foremost expert in computer vision, to describe how difficult it is to see clearly, even for computers. [Prof. Yuille holds a joint appointment in the Departments of Cognitive Science and Computer Science.]
August 1, 2016
MA in Cognitive Science, Applications Open in August 2016 By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
The MA in Cognitive Science application opens this August 2016! Applicants can apply for Spring 2017 admission through October 14th, 2016. Summer and Fall 2017 applications are due January 1, 2017. Admitted students who hold an undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins receive a 50% reduction in graduate tuition. Timely action is required at least one month in advance of application submission. Click to find out more.
July 27, 2016
Pinpointing the brain’s super-sensitivity to boundaries and barriers By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Humans rely on boundaries like walls and curbs for navigation, and Johns Hopkins University researchers have pinpointed the areas of the brain most sensitive to even the tiniest borders.
June 22, 2016
How a woman with amnesia defies conventional wisdom about memory By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
JHU cognitive scientists say the sharp contrasts in this patient’s memory profile—her inability to remember facts about pursuits once vital to her life as an artist, musician, and amateur aviator, while clearly remembering facts relevant to performing in these domains—suggest conventional wisdom about how the brain stores knowledge is incorrect. The findings are now available online and are due to appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Cognitive Neuropsychology.
May 26, 2016
What makes a good speller (or a bad one)? By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
In the context of the National Spelling Bee, Brenda Rapp, lead author of the Brain study on the ‘Neural bases of orthographic long-term memory and working memory in dysgraphia’ explains how some people’s brains retrieve words (or don’t) and how we manage to get them out (or not). So what is it that separates the spelling stars from the dictionary-deficient?
May 14, 2016
Optimality-theoretic syntax, semantics, and pragmatics: From uni- to bidirectional optimization By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
This book co-authored by G. Legendre. M. Putnam, H. de Swart, and E. Zaroukian investigates the morphosyntactic, semantic, and pragmatic properties of language, and the interactions between them, from the perspective of Optimality Theory.
May 10, 2016
Workshop in Honor of Alfonso Caramazza, Our Founder By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Alfonso Caramazza, founder of the Johns Hopkins Department of Cognitive Science, will be honored at a workshop on May 10-11, 2016 in Rovereto, Italy. The workshop brings together colleagues and friends of Dr. Caramazza who will give lectures related to the many different topics on which Alfonso has contributed. Among those speakers are two professors from our department: Drs. Brenda Rapp and Michael McCloskey.
May 2, 2016
Dr. McCloskey Receives 2016 Excellence in Advising Award By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Michael McCloskey was bestowed with the Undergraduate Faculty Advising Award. This award is given to honor a faculty member in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences who has demonstrated a dedication to undergraduates and their education though excellence in advising. Congratulations, Dr. McCloskey! Click to read more.