News & Announcements Archive

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.

Jeremy Purcell Receives a Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship

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.

Cognitive Science Colloquium Series, Spring 2017

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.

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.

Congratulations to our recent PhDs!

Emily Atkinson (left) and Bonnie Breining (right) both successfully defended in September 2016. Their degrees will be conferred this December 2016. Congratulations!

Fall 2016 CogSci Colloquium Series

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.

First MA in Cognitive Science Graduates

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.

A Formal Welcome: Convocation for Johns Hopkins Class of 2020

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.]