News & Announcements Archive


Rewards might mask animal intelligence

New study finds that using rewards might incrementally improve learning, but performance overall improves when rewards aren’t available.


Owl Study Offers Clues to Human Attention

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 […]


Positive Psychology & The Science of Happiness

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 […]


Michela Gallagher receives Goodes Prize for Alzheimer’s research

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 […]


2018 Excellence In Research And Teaching Awards!

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. […]