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, senior Chloe Haviland will have the honor of receiving the 2016 Excellence in Cognitive Science Award. Chloe is an exceptional student and tremendous undergraduate assistant in Dr. Rapp’s CogNeuro Lab. Congratulations, Chloe!
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Omega Psi hosted Monkeys to Infants to Humans, its first regional cognitive science conference, on April 2, 2016. The event featured lectures from Joshua Gold, a professor of neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania; Mark Sheskin, a postdoctoral associate at Yale University; and Nazbanou 'Bonnie' Nozari, an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Dr. Park, director of the Visual Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, was awarded an R01 grant supported by the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Congratulations, Dr. Park!
Objects look significantly different to people familiar with them, a new study suggests. Using the Arabic alphabet as a frame of reference, JHU researchers studied how experts in the language and novices viewed various letters and found clear evidence that visual processing is influenced by experience.
The Baltimore Sun published a piece on recent fMRI research with stroke patients by Brenda Rapp and Jeremy Purcell! This study sheds light on the neural architecture that supports spelling, and highlights the importance of working memory and long-term memory.
A study from the CogNeuro Lab has found that producing written words relies on different subregions of the cortex.
Dr. Alan Yuille will work as a co-principle investigator with a team led by Dr Tai Sing Lee at Carnegie Mellon University to reverse-engineer the brain, seeking to unlock the secrets of neural circuitry and the brain's learning methods. Researchers will use these insights to make computers think more like humans.
By studying stroke victims who have lost the ability to spell, Prof. Brenda Rapp and her team have pinpointed the parts of the brain that control how we write words.
Omega Psi presents the 2016 Cognitive Science Conference: Monkeys to Infants to Humans on April 2, 2016, 3:45-8 pm in the Charles Commons Ballroom, Homewood Campus.
On January 11-12, 2016, distinguished scientists and educators gathered to highlight cutting-edge research on human learning, from pioneering neuroscience to novel pedagogical approaches. Co-sponsors of these dual symposia were the Science of Learning Institute and the Gateway Sciences Initiative. Among the speakers were Cognitive Science faculty members Drs. Alan Yuille and Brenda Rapp. Click to read the full article.