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Bat Biology Could Lead to Better Aircraft

“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.”


Element of Surprise Helps Babies Learn Best

Infants have innate knowledge about the world, and when their expectations are defied, they learn best, researchers at Johns Hopkins University found.


Going Batty

Professor Cindy Moss talks about how she finds bats for her lab—and why she studies them.


Professor Steve Yantis Dies at 58

Steven Yantis, a brain scientist known for his pioneering studies on visual attention and a member of the Johns Hopkins faculty for nearly three decades, died Friday of cancer.