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First MA in Cognitive Science Graduates

First MA in Cognitive Science Graduates
One year after admitting our first masters students, we congratulate them for successfully completing their MA degree requirements. We commend Ruu Harn ‘Annie’ Cheng, Christopher Hepner, and Rashi Pant (pictured, right to left). They will each go on to work as lab research coordinators. The graduates were acknowledged for their achievement at our annual Department […]


A Formal Welcome: Convocation for Johns Hopkins Class of 2020

A Formal Welcome: Convocation for Johns Hopkins Class of 2020
At Freshman Convocation, President Ronald J. Daniels challenged the new class to see the world clearly despite inevitable distractions, bias, or blindness. He used the work of Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Alan Yuille, a foremost expert in computer vision, to describe how difficult it is to see clearly, even for computers. [Prof. Yuille holds a joint appointment in the Departments of Cognitive Science and Computer Science.]


MA in Cognitive Science, Applications Open in August 2016

MA in Cognitive Science, Applications Open in August 2016
The MA in Cognitive Science application opens this August 2016! Applicants can apply for Spring 2017 admission through October 14th, 2016. Summer and Fall 2017 applications are due January 1, 2017. Admitted students who hold an undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins receive a 50% reduction in graduate tuition. Timely action is required at least one […]


How a woman with amnesia defies conventional wisdom about memory

How a woman with amnesia defies conventional wisdom about memory
JHU cognitive scientists say the sharp contrasts in this patient's memory profile—her inability to remember facts about pursuits once vital to her life as an artist, musician, and amateur aviator, while clearly remembering facts relevant to performing in these domains—suggest conventional wisdom about how the brain stores knowledge is incorrect. The findings are now available online and are due to appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Cognitive Neuropsychology.


Workshop in Honor of Alfonso Caramazza, Our Founder

Workshop in Honor of Alfonso Caramazza, Our Founder
Dr. Alfonso Caramazza, founder of the Johns Hopkins Department of Cognitive Science, will be honored at a workshop on May 10-11, 2016 in Rovereto, Italy. The workshop brings together colleagues and friends of Dr. Caramazza who will give lectures related to the many different topics on which Alfonso has contributed. Among those speakers are two professors from our department: Drs. Brenda Rapp and Michael McCloskey.


Dr. McCloskey Receives 2016 Excellence in Advising Award

Dr. McCloskey Receives 2016 Excellence in Advising Award
Dr. Michael McCloskey was bestowed with the Undergraduate Faculty Advising Award. This award is given to honor a faculty member in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences who has demonstrated a dedication to undergraduates and their education though excellence in advising. Congratulations, Dr. McCloskey! Click to read more.


APL Recognizes World-Class Expertise at 2016 Achievement Awards

APL Recognizes World-Class Expertise at 2016 Achievement Awards
Joint faculty member Mark Chevillet and alumnus Michael Wolmetz '11 (PhD) along with three colleagues were awarded a Hart Prize for Excellence in Independent Research and Development for Best Research Project for their work on Neurally Integrated Computing.


Karen Clothier Receives NSF EAPSI Fellowship

Karen Clothier Receives NSF EAPSI Fellowship
Congratulations to Karen Clothier, a second year 2nd year PhD student, who has been awarded the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship from National Science Foundation! This fellowship, co-funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, will provide stipend, research and travel expense to support Karen’s language acquisition research in Japan this […]