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Chloe Haviland Receives Excellence in Cognitive Science Award

Chloe Haviland 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, 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!


Omega Psi Hosts First Cognitive Science Conference

Omega Psi Hosts First Cognitive Science Conference
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.


R01 NIH Grant Awarded to Dr. Soojin Park

R01 NIH Grant Awarded to Dr. Soojin Park
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!


Expertise and Perception: How What We Know Can Affect What We See

Expertise and Perception: How What We Know Can Affect What We See
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.


Research to Reverse-Engineering Brain Algorithms on IARPA Grant

Research to Reverse-Engineering Brain Algorithms on IARPA Grant
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.


Omega Psi Cognitive Science Conference

Omega Psi Cognitive Science Conference
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.


Scientists and Educators Present Research on All Aspects of How We Learn

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.