News & Announcements Archive

Ioana Grosu Receives Excellence in Cognitive Science Award

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.

What makes a good speller (or a bad one)?

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?

Celia Litovsky Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

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.

Cognitive Science Conference: Frontiers of Cognitive Science

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.

Rapp studies brain recovery after strokes

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.

Omega Psi is Officially Incorporated

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.

Bob Wiley Receives a Dean’s Teaching Fellowship

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.