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, Ioana Grosu will receive the 2017 Excellence in Cognitive Science Award. Ioana is an exceptional student and tremendous undergraduate research assistant. Congratulations, Ioana! Click the link above for more details.
News & Announcements Archive
May 1, 2017
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?
April 21, 2017
Aaron White Accepts an Assistant Professorship By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Aaron Steven White will soon join University of Rochester as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics and the Goergen Institute for Data Science. Bravo, Aaron! Click the link above to read more.
March 20, 2017
Celia Litovsky Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
The NSF GRF program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based graduate degrees at accredited US institutions. Celia’s funded project is a cognitive neuropsychology study investigating visually guided reaching of an optic ataxia patient, advised by Dr. Michael McCloskey.
March 9, 2017
Cognitive Science Conference: Frontiers of Cognitive Science By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
April 1 | The JHU chapter of Omega Psi presents its second annual conference! The event features 3 speakers whose research are at the frontiers of cognitive science. Student researchers will have an opportunity to present at the conference. Attendees will be able to network with guest speakers and faculty members while enjoying good food after the event.
March 2, 2017
Rapp studies brain recovery after strokes By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Prof. Rapp discusses her background and current research. Her lab primarily investigates dysgraphia, or spelling problems in stroke patients. Hopefully, the data her project has generated will allow stroke patients to receive a more personalized approach to recovery.
February 6, 2017
Omega Psi is Officially Incorporated By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Omega Psi is proud to have recently achieved registered incorporation status in the State of Maryland! This is a big accomplishment. Not only does it bring them one step closer to becoming a full non-profit honor society, but it also signifies the hard work of many individuals at universities across the nation involved in Omega Psi.
February 1, 2017
Jeremy Purcell Receives a Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Jeremy Purcell was awarded a Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship to teach “Windows to the mind: A Survey of neuroimaging methods for exploring cognition,” an upper-level undergraduate seminar he designed. It will be offered in Fall 2017. Congratulations, Jeremy. Follow the link above to read the course description.
January 15, 2017
Cognitive Science Colloquium Series, Spring 2017 By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Our Spring 2017 Colloquium Series will feature Drs. Anna Papafragou (U Del) on March 9th and Lori Holt (Carnegie Mellon) on April 27th. The titles and abstracts for each talk will be distributed and posted on the event webpage the week immediately preceding each talk.
January 6, 2017
Bob Wiley Receives a Dean’s Teaching Fellowship By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Bob Wiley, a fifth year PhD student, has been awarded a 2017-18 Dean’s Teaching Fellowship to teach an upper-level undergraduate seminar entitled “Writing Matters: Written Language and the Brain,” a course of his own design. It will be offered in the 2017-18 academic year. Congratulations, Bob! Follow the link above to read the course description.