News & Announcements Archive

Barbara Landau Named a Gilman Scholar

Barbara Landau Named a Gilman Scholar

Dr. Barbara Landau was recently named a Gilman Scholar, a distinction that honors and celebrates select Johns Hopkins faculty who embody the highest standards of scholarship and research across the university.

Michael Bonner Joins the Department!

Michael Bonner Joins the Department!

We welcome Dr. Michel Bonner as our newest assistant professor. Until recently, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at UPenn. Mick will start January 1st.  Welcome to the team, Mick!

Lab Spotlight: Professor Tal Linzen

Lab Spotlight: Professor Tal Linzen

The JHU News-Letter featured Prof. Tal Linzen in this week’s Lab Spotlight. Check it out!

Jane Lutken Receives NSF Research Grant

Jane Lutken Receives NSF Research Grant

PhD student Jane Lutken received an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Award to pursue her research project on “Cross-Linguistic Investigations of Syntactic Creativity Errors in Children’s Wh-questions” in Germany next year. Brava, Jane!

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. 

‘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]

Change to Cognitive Science Major, Math Option B

Attention Cognitive Science Majors: Click the link above to read this important announcement regarding a degree requirement change.

Brought to You by the Letter ‘g’

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.