People searching for something can find it faster if they know what to look for. But new research suggests knowing what not to look for can be just as helpful.
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See the City Paper's feature on Psychological & Brain Sciences adjunct professor Dr. Chris Kraft’s Human Sexuality course, now in its 14th year of enlightening Hopkins undergrads through the instructor’s “willingness to embrace controversial topics, his encouragement of open dialogue, and his presentation of materials with personal applications.”
We encourage our Psychology Majors & Minors to present their research at the JHU URD on Thurs, 4/14, from 3-6PM, especially if considering departmental honors in psychology! Poster title submissions are due to LauraD@jhu.edu by Thursday, March 11th; contact Laura for more information/questions. We look forward to this exciting collaborative opportunity to showcase undergraduate achievement!
With so many sounds in the world, how does the brain decide which ones get your attention? Our researchers think a bat's brain could hold some answers.
Hear from four JHU alumni who navigated this process successfully last year and will share tips for locating, applying and interviewing for, and negotiating a postbac position. Targeted at seniors & juniors, but all are welcome. (Mon, Feb 22nd | 7pm)
Prof. Susan Courtney and her team demonstrate for the first time that when people see something associated with a past reward, their brain flushes with dopamine—even if they aren't expecting a reward and even if they don't realize they're paying attention. The results suggest we don't have as much self-control as we might think.
Johns Hopkins University researchers, working with scientists at the National Institute on Aging, have identified the precise nerve cells that allow the brain to make this type of split-second change of course.
Johns Hopkins University researchers have received an estimated $7.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to clinically test what would be the first treatment to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer's dementia.
By early childhood, the sight regions of a blind person's brain respond to sound, especially spoken language, a study by Professor Marina Bedny has found.
Though people can distinguish between millions of colors, we have trouble remembering specific shades because our brains tend to store what we've seen as one of just a few basic hues, a team led by Prof. Jonathan Flombaum discovered.