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Alum Receives Early NSF CAREER Award

Alumnus Simon Fischer-Baum, PhD ’07 (Rice Univ.), was chosen by the National Science Foundation for its prestigious Early CAREER Award, which recognizes early-stage scholars with high levels of promise and excellence. The funded project is entitled, “Mapping the neural locus of cognitive processes in word reading.” Click the link above to read the award abstract.


Science of Learning Conference Unites Researchers

On Jan. 22, faculty and students across various fields of science gathered together in Hodson Hall for the biennial Science of Learning Symposium. This past January marked the five-year anniversary for the Science of Learning Institute, which was founded in 2013. In her opening speech, Barbara Landau, director of the Science of Learning Institute and professor of cognitive science, explained what science of learning means.


Cognitive Science Colloquium Series, Spring 2018

Our Spring 2018 Colloquium Series will feature Brian Dillon (UMass), Gillian Gallagher (NYU), Noah Goodman (Stanford), Malissa Kibbe (Boston), Kyrana Tsapkini (JH SOM), Kenn Apel (USC). Talk titles and abstracts will be posted to our event page at least 1 week in advance of each presentation.


Alum Awarded Best Paper in Language 2017

Buerkin/Legendre Best in Language Award 2017

Alumnae Angelica Buerkin-Pontrelli, A&S ’11 BA (UPenn PhD student), Prof. Geraldine Legendre (JHU); Jennifer Culbertson, A&S ’10 PhD (University of Edinburgh); and Thierry Nazzi (Université Paris Descartes) were presented with the 2017 Best Paper in Language Award at the LSA 2018 annual meeting. Congratulations!


Yuan Tao Receives a Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship

Yuan Tao was awarded a Krieger School Science Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship to teach “Decoding the Brain: Multivariate Analysis in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience” in Fall 2018. Congratulations, Yuan. This award will provide full-time support for Yuan to teach her original course. We anticipate this course will be of great interest to Cognitive Science and Neuroscience majors with computational interests.


New Computational Cognitive Science Track

Learn about the admissions and program requirements of the newly designed Computational Cognitive Science (CCS) Track within our PhD program! Click the link above.


Senior Arunima Vijay Receives Mellon Award

Photo of Arunima Vijay

Congratulations, Arunima! This Mellon award will fund her project to join artists and writers from Johns Hopkins, MICA, Morgan State, and Loyola to create Charm City Stories: an art publication of responsive pieces inspired by stories of mental and physical health in Baltimore. Click to read more.


Barbara Landau Named William James Fellow

Barbara Landau has received a 2018 William James Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science, an honor that recognizes individuals for their “lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology.”


Cognitive Science Colloquium Series, Fall 2017

Our Fall 2017 Colloquium Series will feature Dr. Elizabeth Coppock (Boston University) on September 21st and Aude Oliva (MIT) on October 12th. The titles and abstracts for each talk will be distributed and posted to our event webpage at least a week preceding each talk.


Our Fall 2017 New PhD Cohort

Nicole, Tom, Kyriaki, Natalia, Grusha, Hongru

Join us in welcoming our six new PhD students who are joining our department this fall: Nicole, Tom, Kyriaki, Natalia, Grusha, and Hongru. They come from a variety of backgrounds and from all corners of the globe. We can’t wait to start working with them!