News & Announcements Archive


Cognitive Science Colloquium Series, Spring 2017

Cognitive Science Colloquium Series, Spring 2017
Our Spring 2017 Colloquium Series will feature Drs. Anna Papafragou (U Del) on March 9th and Lori Holt (Carnegie Mellon) on April 27th. The titles and abstracts for each talk will be distributed and posted on the event webpage the week immediately preceding each talk.


Bob Wiley Receives a Dean’s Teaching Fellowship

Bob Wiley Receives a Dean’s Teaching Fellowship
Bob Wiley, a fifth year PhD student, has been awarded a 2017-18 Dean's Teaching Fellowship to teach an upper-level undergraduate seminar entitled "Writing Matters: Written Language and the Brain," a course of his own design. It will be offered in the 2017-18 academic year. Congratulations, Bob! Follow the link above to read the course description.


Congratulations to our recent PhDs!

Congratulations to our recent PhDs!
Emily Atkinson (left) and Bonnie Breining (right) both successfully defended in September 2016. Their degrees will be conferred this December 2016. Congratulations!


Fall 2016 CogSci Colloquium Series

Announcing our Fall 2016 Colloquium Series. Guest speakers include Drs. Max Riesenhuber, Patrick Cavanagh, Chris Honey, Sonia Kandel, Michael Wagner and Scott AnderBois. The titles and abstracts for each talk will be distributed and posted on the event webpage in the week immediately preceding each talk.


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.