News & Announcements Archive


Our New MA and PhD Cohorts Starting Fall 2018

Join us in welcoming six new graduate students joining our department this fall. They come from a variety of backgrounds and from all corners of the globe. We can't wait to start working with them! Click the above link for their profiles.


Undergraduate Rebecca Lin Co-Authored an Article

Undergraduate Rebecca Lin Co-Authored an Article
Rebecca Lin is the lead author on an article entitled "Visualized Emotion Ontology: a model for representing visual cues of emotions," which was recently published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making! Rebecca is a cognitive science major entering her junior year. 


Congratulations and Farewell

Assistant research scientist Dr. Jeremy Purcell accepted a position as a Faculty Specialist at the UMd Neuroimaging Center, starting in August. Congrats, Jeremy!


New Department Chair

New Department Chair
Join us in welcoming Prof. Géraldine Legendre in her new role as Chair of the Department of Cognitive Science!


Arunima Vijay Receives Excellence in Cognitive Science Award

Arunima Vijay 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, Arunima Vijay receives the honor.


Developmental Dysgraphia

Developmental Dysgraphia
This volume brings together, for the first time, theoretically grounded and methodologically rigorous research on developmental dysgraphia, presented alongside reviews of the typical development of spelling and writing skills.


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

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

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

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]