“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.”
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Date: April 30, 2015
Date: April 2, 2015
Infants have innate knowledge about the world, and when their expectations are defied, they learn best, researchers at Johns Hopkins University found.
Date: March 30, 2015
Professor Cindy Moss talks about how she finds bats for her lab—and why she studies them.
Date: March 11, 2015
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.
Date: January 23, 2015
Lisa Feigenson receives $75,000 Troland Research Award from NAS for her ongoing investigation of early brain development, number sense.
Date: January 2, 2015
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.
Date: November 17, 2014
For her achievements and contributions to the field, the Society for Neuroscience will honor Gallagher this week with its Mika Salapeter Lifetime Achievement Award.
Date: September 11, 2014
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.
Date: August 4, 2014
With the use of verbal stories, Prof. Marina Bedny has found that the brains of people born blind respond to situations similarly to the way people with sight do. She said this ability may be due to the daily interaction blind individuals have with sighted people.
Date: June 23, 2014
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.