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.
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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.
Congratulations to Jonathan Flombaum and Alison Papadakis, for winning the JHU Faculty Undergraduate Teaching Award and Undergraduate Advising Award, respectively!
"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."
Infants have innate knowledge about the world, and when their expectations are defied, they learn best, researchers at Johns Hopkins University found.