News & Announcements Archive

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.


Caffeine Has Positive Effect on Memory

Michael Yassa, an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at Johns Hopkins, and his team of scientists found that caffeine has a positive effect on our long-term memory.


Hey Kid, What Do You Know?

Read the article in Johns Hopkins Magazine about Lisa Feigenson’s and Justin Halberda’s work in the Laboratory for Child Development.


Learning From the Beginning

Read the article about the Johns Hopkins Laboratory for Child Development in Arts & Sciences Magazine.


The Race Against Alzheimer’s

Drawing upon years of research, Prof. Michela Gallagher and her colleagues recently demonstrated that older people suffering from a form of memory impairment that can lead to Alzheimer’s disease showed clear improvement on memory tests after taking a drug to dampen overactivity in a particular part of the brain. Read the article in Arts & Sciences Magazine.


The Perils of Multitasking

“People’s assumptions that they can really work on multiple tasks at the same time is likely not to be correct,” says Prof. Steven Yantis, who has used functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine how the brain handles more than one source of stimuli. Read the article in Arts & Sciences Magazine.