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‘G’ whiz: Student’s lab work with the lowercase letter ‘g’ goes global

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Since publishing a research study she led about the peculiarities of the letter “g,” Kimberly Wong, a junior studying cognitive science, has been congratulated by people she barely knows, watched as friends and family shared links to news articles about the study, and fielded countless interview requests from reporters.


In Olympic Fashion, A Passing of the Torch

At a departmental reception, Brenda Rapp “passed the torch” to Geraldine Legendre, who will take over as chair of the Department of Cognitive Science on July 1, 2018. See the moment captured in this fun candid shot!


Barbara Landau elected NAS Member

Dr. Barbara Landau was among the 84 newly elected members of the National Academy of Sciences, announced today, May 1, in recognition of their distinguished and continuing original research. Congratulations, Dr. Landau. [Click to read more]


Tom McCoy Receives NSF GRF

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We congratulate Tom McCoy, a first year PhD student, for receiving an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for his project entitled, “Assessing the Capacity of Computational Models to Make Linguistic Generalizations.” Tom will be working with Drs. Tal Linzen (JHU) and Bob Frank (Yale, previously JHU). [Click to read more]


Brought to You by the Letter ‘g’

This fun study shows how most people are essentially unaware of the more common version of the lowercase print letter “g” and explores the possible implications. The paper was published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, authored by junior Kimberly Wong, alum Frempongma Wadee (A&S ’17 BA), grad student Gali Elenblum and Prof. McCloskey.


Senior Arunima Vijay Receives Fulbright Award

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Congrats, Arunima! At the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Arunima will study the development of Norwegian perception verbs in autism in an effort to determine the earliest predictor of autistic children’s understanding of other’s minds.


Omega Psi 2018 Conference: Memory in Cognition

Join Omega Psi for its annual undergraduate Cognitive Science conference on April 7th. The event will showcase undergraduate research in Cognitive Science and three keynote speakers: Dr. LaBar (Duke), Dr. Fischer-Baum (Rice), and Dr. Honey (JHU).


Alum Receives Early NSF CAREER Award

Alumnus Simon Fischer-Baum, PhD ’07 (Rice Univ.), was chosen by the National Science Foundation for its prestigious Early CAREER Award, which recognizes early-stage scholars with high levels of promise and excellence. The funded project is entitled, “Mapping the neural locus of cognitive processes in word reading.” Click the link above to read the award abstract.