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Profs. Landau and McCloskey Featured in The New Yorker

Profs. Landau and McCloskey Featured in The New Yorker
A project of Dr. Landau's and Dr. McCloskey's on an amnesic artist was covered in The New Yorker on March 30, 2015, as a featured article by Daniel Zalewski entitled "Life Lines." Click to read the article.


Postdocs Awarded Teaching Fellowships

Postdoctoral fellows Pyeong Whan Cho and Shevaun Lewis have been awarded Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowships by the Office of the Dean. In Fall 2015, Pyeong Whan will be instructing a new advanced seminar course for the Department of Cognitive Science entitled “Neural-Networking Modeling of Learning, Language and Cognition” (AS.050.373). Shevaun will be instructing “Born to Talk: Language in […]


Department Receives Green Office Certification

Department Receives Green Office Certification
At the February 2015 Green Team Luncheon, the Office of Sustainability awarded the Department of Cognitive Science 4 out of 5 feathers for its continued and growing efforts to be more sustainable.


Scene Vision: Making Sense of What We See

Scene Vision: Making Sense of What We See
For many years, researchers have studied visual recognition with objects -- single, clean, clear, and isolated objects, presented to subjects at the center of the screen. In our real environment, however, objects do not appear so neatly. Our visual world is a stimulating scenery mess; fragments, colors, occlusions, motions, eye movements, context, and distraction all affect perception. In this volume, pioneering researchers address the visual cognition of scenes from neuroimaging, psychology, modeling, electrophysiology, and computer vision perspectives.


Cognitive Science Major Receives Churchill Scholarship

Cognitive Science Major Receives Churchill Scholarship
Malinda McPherson, a senior majoring in cognitive science, has won a prestigious scholarship from the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States to study at the University of Cambridge in England. Click to read more.


Johns Hopkins Experts Discuss Learning, Cognition, Memory at California Event

Barbara Landau, the director of the new Science of Learning Institute and a cognitive scientist, hosted an evening panel discussion that grappled with the questions of "what happens in our brains when we learn something" and "what happens when we fail to remember". It was produced in Palo Alto, CA for the university's Rising to the Challenge campaign and an archived recording of the event can be viewed here.


Brenda Rapp Featured in A&S Magazine

Brenda Rapp Featured in A&S Magazine
The chair of the Department of Cognitive Science studies stroke victims in an attempt to understand what’s happening in their brains as they recover and regain a measure of their lost skills in spoken and written language. Click to read the article.


Michael McCloskey Featured in A&S Magazine

Michael McCloskey Featured in A&S Magazine
"Turning Spaghetti Into Numbers": Prof. Michael McCloskey recently identified a reading impairment called alphanumeric visual awareness disorder, or AVAD. Click to read the article.