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Brain science

Child Development
Born curious
Published Fall 2021
A new Johns Hopkins study is the first to show that curious babies become curious toddlers / Johns Hopkins Magazine
The Games go on, but without fans. Will athletes' performance suffer?
Published July 22, 2021
Vikram Chib, whose research focuses on the brain processes behind motivation and incentive and how they relate to motor actions, discusses what to expect from participants in the Tokyo Olympics
Insight without sight
Published June 23, 2020
By studying an individual with a rare brain anomaly, Johns Hopkins researchers have found evidence that our minds can process images without us being aware of it
Testing the objectivity of vision
Published June 8, 2020
Johns Hopkins University researchers who study the mind and brain used methods from cognitive science to test a long-standing philosophical question: Can people see the world objectively?
Mind over eyesight
Published May 14, 2020
Knowledge of the weight, hardness, and slipperiness of an object can help guide our attention even when we can't see these qualities, according to a new paper authored by Johns Hopkins researchers
Brain science
Babies understand counting years earlier than believed
Published Oct 24, 2019 Video
Babies who are years away from being able to say 'one,' 'two,' and 'three' actually already have a sense of what counting means, study finds
Drug combo preserves cognitive function in mice with Alzheimer's
Published May 16, 2019
Drugs combination reduces brain damage and inflammation, slows the pace of cognitive decline
Brain science
Why MDMA may help treat PTSD
Published April 4, 2019
In mouse study, MDMA is shown to reactivate a learning period for social rewards, allowing test subjects to form positive associations where none existed before
Mind/Brain Institute
How the brain determines location
Published Feb 11, 2019
The brain continually updates its orientation in the world by interpreting internal physical cues and learning external landmarks
Decoding brain changes that coincide with psychiatric disorders
Published Jan 22, 2019
Scientists discover epigenetic variances in neurons in parts of the brain linked with addictive behavior, schizophrenia, and other neuroses