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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.


Let Me Count the Ways

Read the article on Justin Halberda’s research on number sense in Arts & Sciences Magazine.


Study Gives Insight Into Our Inborn Sense for Numbers

A first-of-its kind study, led by Justin Halberda, using the Internet to collect data from more than 10,000 study subjects ages 11 to 85 found that humans’ inborn “number sense” improves during school years, declines during old age, and remains linked throughout the entire lifespan to academic mathematics achievement.


Echolocation in Bats and Dolphins

Although bats and dolphins live in very different environments, are vastly different in size, and hunt different kinds of prey, both groups have evolved similar sonar systems, known as echolocation, to locate food and navigate the skies and seas. While much research has been conducted over the past thirty years on echolocation in bats and […]