Though people can distinguish between millions of colors, we have trouble remembering specific shades because our brains tend to store what we’ve seen as one of just a few basic hues, a team led by Prof. Jonathan Flombaum discovered.
News & Announcements Archive
May 4, 2015
JHU Excellence in Teaching Award Winners By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Congratulations to Jonathan Flombaum and Alison Papadakis, for winning the JHU Faculty Undergraduate Teaching Award and Undergraduate Advising Award, respectively!
April 30, 2015
Bat Biology Could Lead to Better Aircraft By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
“Until now no one had investigated the sensors on the bat’s wing, which allow it to serve as more than a propeller, a flipper, an airplane wing or any simple airfoil,” said Cynthia F. Moss, professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. “These findings can inform more broadly how organisms use touch to guide movement.”
April 2, 2015
Element of Surprise Helps Babies Learn Best By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Infants have innate knowledge about the world, and when their expectations are defied, they learn best, researchers at Johns Hopkins University found.
March 30, 2015
Going Batty By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Professor Cindy Moss talks about how she finds bats for her lab—and why she studies them.
March 11, 2015
Drug May Restore Brain Function, Memory in Patients at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
A novel therapeutic approach for an existing drug reverses a condition in elderly patients who are at high risk for dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have discovered.
January 23, 2015
Brain Researcher Lisa Feigenson Honored by National Academy of Sciences By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Lisa Feigenson receives $75,000 Troland Research Award from NAS for her ongoing investigation of early brain development, number sense.
January 2, 2015
Testosterone in Male Songbirds May Enhance Desire to Sing but Not Song Quality By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have found that introducing testosterone in a specific area of a male canary’s brain can affect its ability to successfully attract and mate with a female through birdsong.
November 17, 2014
Michela Gallagher to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
For her achievements and contributions to the field, the Society for Neuroscience will honor Gallagher this week with its Mika Salapeter Lifetime Achievement Award.
September 11, 2014
Owls Provide Clues on How Humans Might Direct Attention By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
In his research using barn owls, Shreesh Mysore recently published a study about attention that reveals the rules and mechanisms for how the brain makes certain decisions.