News & Announcements Archive


Research to Reverse-Engineering Brain Algorithms on IARPA Grant

Research to Reverse-Engineering Brain Algorithms on IARPA Grant
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.


Omega Psi Cognitive Science Conference

Omega Psi Cognitive Science Conference
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.


Scientists and Educators Present Research on All Aspects of How We Learn

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.


Omega Psi – An International Honor Society!

Omega Psi – An International Honor Society!
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!


Dr. Alan Yuille Joins the Faculty

Please welcome Dr. Alan Yuille as the newest member of our faculty. As a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor (BDP), he will have a joint appointment with the departments of Cognitive Science and Computer Science beginning in Spring 2016. Dr. Yuille's research spans the fields of computer vision, vision science, and neuroscience. Read more about this announcement in the Hub article.


Dr. Soojin Park Wins Catalyst Award

Dr. Soojin Park Wins Catalyst Award
Congratulations to Dr. Soojin Park for receiving the Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award! This award supports the promising research and creative endeavors of early career faculty. Read more about it in the Hub article.


Jorge Menendez Wins Excellence in Cognitive Science Award

The Excellence in Cognitive Science Award is given each year to a graduating cognitive science major with the strongest combination of academic excellence and outstanding accomplishment in research. Jorge Menendez has been awarded this honor for Commencement 2015. Congratulations, Jorge!


Researchers Explore How the Brain Separates Our Abilities to Talk, Write

Researchers Explore How the Brain Separates Our Abilities to Talk, Write
Although the human ability to write evolved from our ability to speak, writing and talking are now such independent systems in the brain that someone who can't write a grammatically correct sentence may be able say it aloud flawlessly, found a team led by our own Brenda Rapp. Click to read the article.


Two Grad Students Awarded Fellowships

Two Grad Students Awarded Fellowships
In April 2015, third-year graduate students Eleanor Chodroff and Robert Wiley were each awarded a two-year, pre-doctoral Distinguished Science of Learning Fellowship from the JHU Science of Learning Institute.