News & Announcements Archive


Monica Lopez Receives Alum Award

Dr. Monica Lopez received a 2019 Outstanding Recent Graduate Award, bestowed by the President and the Alumni Association of JHU. Monica is a PhD alum and new senior lecturer of the Department of Cognitive Science.


Kyriaki Neophytou Receives Onassis Award

Kyriaki Neophytou
PhD student Kyriaki Neophytou won an Onassis Scholarship. The funded project is entitled, “The neural instantiation of concrete and abstract words: local and global organization in healthy and semantically impaired people.” In sum, this project is about using multivariate analysis methods of fMRI data to investigate the neural organization differences between concrete and abstract words. Concrete […]


Emalie McMahon Received NSF Fellowship

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In April, incoming PhD student Emalie McMahon had the distinct honor of being selected as a 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient. Her funded project is entitled, “Real Object Perception in the Human Visual System.” The aim of the project is to investigate how the human visual system processes 3D object shape during grasping. During […]


Cognitive Science Colloquium Series, Fall 2019

Our Fall 2019 Colloquium Series will feature Drs. Rushen Shi (Université du Québec à Montréal), Hongjing Lu (UCLA), Talia Konkle (Harvard), and Keith Holyoak (UCLA). Talk topics will be posted to our event page at least 1 week in advance of each presentation.


Leyla Isik Joins the Department!

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We welcome Dr. Leyla Isik as our newest assistant professor. Until recently, she was a postdoctoral associate in the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines (MIT/Harvard). Leyla starts July 1st.  Welcome to the team, Leyla! As an alumnae of the JHU Biomedical Engineering program, we hope it feels like coming home. 


Two Seniors Receive 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, two seniors were selected: Kimberly Wong and Mingyu Yang. Congratulations!


Celia Litovsky Receives Engaged Scholar Award

PhD student Celia Litovsky was chosen to receive an Engaged Scholar Graduate Student Award from the JHU Center for Social Concern. This award highlights graduate students who are dedicated to community engagement through teaching, community-based program development, and/or research. Engaged graduate students also add to the community experiences of undergraduates by teaching or community partnerships. […]


Alumni Networking Happy Hour

JH Grad Students: Want to learn more about non-traditional research-related jobs? Meet and chat with alumni from the psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science graduate programs who made the move! Please RSVP.


Recent Graduate Accepts Apple Offer

Gali Ellenblum, recent PhD alum, accepted an offer from Apple to work as a Machine Learning Engineer! Congrats, Gali!