Paper authored by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests knowledge of weight, hardness, and slipperiness can guide our attention during visual searches. Study participants found certain objects amid clutter about 20% faster […]
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Johns Hopkins researchers find that from as young 14 months, babies who hear counting realize that counting indicates quantity. Babies who are years away from being able to say “one,” […]
Around 85 percent of students on campus are involved in some kind of research, whether it’s in the natural sciences, social sciences or the humanities. For new freshmen eager to […]
Some older adults without noticeable cognitive problems have a harder time than younger people in separating irrelevant information from what they need to know at a given time, and a […]
Study finds that people born blind develop rich and accurate ideas about appearance based on cultural interference.
New study finds that using rewards might incrementally improve learning, but performance overall improves when rewards aren’t available.
A group of Johns Hopkins neuroscientists have found that the psychoactive drug MDMA, or ecstasy, causes a neural response called a “critical period,” when the brain is sensitive to learning […]
Even powerful computers, like those that guide self-driving cars, can be tricked into mistaking random scribbles for trains, fences, or school buses. It was commonly believed that people couldn’t see […]
Before the age of GPS, humans had to orient themselves without on-screen arrows pointing down an exact street, but rather, by memorizing landmarks and using learned relationships among time, speed, […]
Previous studies of key brain cells have found little variability in a common cell process that involves how genetic information is read and acted on. The process, called epigenetics, involves […]