Objects look significantly different to people familiar with them, a new study suggests. Using the Arabic alphabet as a frame of reference, JHU researchers studied how experts in the language and novices viewed various letters and found clear evidence that visual processing is influenced by experience.
News & Announcements Archive
February 24, 2016
Studying Stroke Survivors Gives Hopkins Researchers a Window into How We Spell By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
The Baltimore Sun published a piece on recent fMRI research with stroke patients by Brenda Rapp and Jeremy Purcell! This study sheds light on the neural architecture that supports spelling, and highlights the importance of working memory and long-term memory.
February 8, 2016
Spelling uses multiple parts of the brain, research shows By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
A study from the CogNeuro Lab has found that producing written words relies on different subregions of the cortex.
February 5, 2016
Research to Reverse-Engineering Brain Algorithms on IARPA Grant By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Alan Yuille will work as a co-principle investigator with a team led by Dr Tai Sing Lee at Carnegie Mellon University to reverse-engineer the brain, seeking to unlock the secrets of neural circuitry and the brain’s learning methods. Researchers will use these insights to make computers think more like humans.
February 1, 2016
What Goes Wrong in the Brain When Someone Can’t Spell By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
By studying stroke victims who have lost the ability to spell, Prof. Brenda Rapp and her team have pinpointed the parts of the brain that control how we write words.
January 27, 2016
Omega Psi Cognitive Science Conference By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Omega Psi presents the 2016 Cognitive Science Conference: Monkeys to Infants to Humans on April 2, 2016, 3:45-8 pm in the Charles Commons Ballroom, Homewood Campus.
January 13, 2016
Scientists and Educators Present Research on All Aspects of How We Learn By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
On January 11-12, 2016, distinguished scientists and educators gathered to highlight cutting-edge research on human learning, from pioneering neuroscience to novel pedagogical approaches. Co-sponsors of these dual symposia were the Science of Learning Institute and the Gateway Sciences Initiative. Among the speakers were Cognitive Science faculty members Drs. Alan Yuille and Brenda Rapp. Click to read the full article.
January 4, 2016
Cognitive Science Colloquium Series, Spring 2016 By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Guest speakers this spring will include Dr. Kristen Syrett, Dr. Michele Miozzo, and Dr. Timothy Brady. Click for more details.
August 30, 2015
Omega Psi – An International Honor Society! By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Omega Psi, the Cognitive Science Undergraduate Society (CSUS) at Johns Hopkins, was approved as an international honor society by the Cognitive Science Society. Congratulations, Omega Psi!
August 27, 2015
Cognitive Science Colloquium Series, Fall 2015 By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Guest speakers this fall will include Dr. Christopher Potts, Dr. Matthew Wagers, and Dr. Jonathan Cant. Click for more details.