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Cognitive science

Cognitive science
Team finds brain mechanism that automatically links objects in our minds
Published July 9, 2021
Scientists map the part of the brain that "links" similar objects, leading to new insights about how the brain processes information out of context
Cognitive science
Hand-writing letters shown to be best technique for learning to read
Published July 7, 2021
Hand-writing letters more effectively teaches reading skills compared to typing and watching videos, study finds
Cognitive science
Study: The most curious babies become the most curious toddlers
Published June 28, 2021
Infants' responses to surprising events like magic tricks are linked to later cognitive ability, researchers find
Inside programmers' brains
Published Spring 2021
A Johns Hopkins study offers clues to which parts of the brain are involved in coding / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Cognitive science
Music on the mind
Published Jan 5, 2021
Music Cognition course examines music through a highly interdisciplinary lens in order to answer complex questions of human brain function and development
Perception
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
Wordplay whiz
Eight letters: Prolific puzzlemaker
Published Dec 12, 2019
Tom McCoy started mapping crosswords on graph paper during his senior year in high school. Now a third-year graduate student in cognitive science at Johns Hopkins, McCoy has had 33 puzzles published in The New York Times and is the mastermind behind the university's end-of-year crossword.
Cognitive science
Conceptualizing color
Published Fall 2019
Studies from Marina Bedny and Judy Kim suggest people born blind have a rich understanding of visual concepts that is not based solely on what they've been told / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Alzheimer's disease
Stressors linked to cognitive decline in women
Published Aug 6, 2019
'We can't get rid of stressors, but we might adjust the way we respond to stress,' Hopkins neuropsychologist Cynthia Munro says
Brain science
Study: Atkins-style diet may improve cognition
Published July 9, 2019
Findings of small pilot study warrant further exploration of dietary impact on brain function, Hopkins researchers say