Study finds that people born blind develop rich and accurate ideas about appearance based on cultural interference.
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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 […]
By studying barn owls, scientists at Johns Hopkins University believe they’ve taken an important step toward solving the long-standing mystery of how the brain chooses what most deserves attention. The […]
As part of orientation for incoming first-year students, Professor Justin Halberda discussed how positive psychology can help us become happier, healthier, and closer to our ideal selves. Read more on […]
The $150,000 prize will support Gallagher’s development of a therapeutic treatment for hyperactivity in the hippocampus. Michela Gallagher, whose lifetime of research in cognitive neuroscience has focused on age-related cognitive […]
Congratulations to our 2018 Award Recipients: Brittney Boublil ~ Walter L. Clark Teaching Award Michelle DiBartolo ~ Walter L. Clark Service Award Kurt Fraser and Vyash Puliyadi ~ Robert S. […]