News & Announcements Archive

How a woman with amnesia defies conventional wisdom about memory

JHU cognitive scientists say the sharp contrasts in this patient’s memory profile—her inability to remember facts about pursuits once vital to her life as an artist, musician, and amateur aviator, while clearly remembering facts relevant to performing in these domains—suggest conventional wisdom about how the brain stores knowledge is incorrect. The findings are now available online and are due to appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Cognitive Neuropsychology.

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?

Workshop in Honor of Alfonso Caramazza, Our Founder

Dr. Alfonso Caramazza, founder of the Johns Hopkins Department of Cognitive Science, will be honored at a workshop on May 10-11, 2016 in Rovereto, Italy. The workshop brings together colleagues and friends of Dr. Caramazza who will give lectures related to the many different topics on which Alfonso has contributed. Among those speakers are two professors from our department: Drs. Brenda Rapp and Michael McCloskey.

Dr. McCloskey Receives 2016 Excellence in Advising Award

Dr. Michael McCloskey was bestowed with the Undergraduate Faculty Advising Award. This award is given to honor a faculty member in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences who has demonstrated a dedication to undergraduates and their education though excellence in advising. Congratulations, Dr. McCloskey! Click to read more.

Karen Clothier Receives NSF EAPSI Fellowship

Congratulations to Karen Clothier, a second year 2nd year PhD student, who has been awarded the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship from National Science Foundation! This fellowship, co-funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, will provide stipend, research and travel expense to support Karen’s language acquisition research in Japan this […]

Chloe Haviland 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, senior Chloe Haviland will have the honor of receiving the 2016 Excellence in Cognitive Science Award. Chloe is an exceptional student and tremendous undergraduate assistant in Dr. Rapp’s CogNeuro Lab. Congratulations, Chloe!

Omega Psi Hosts First Cognitive Science Conference

Omega Psi hosted Monkeys to Infants to Humans, its first regional cognitive science conference, on April 2, 2016. The event featured lectures from Joshua Gold, a professor of neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania; Mark Sheskin, a postdoctoral associate at Yale University; and Nazbanou ‘Bonnie’ Nozari, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.