Archived articles
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
Neuroscience
This is your brain on code
Published Dec 17, 2020
Using fMRI scans of computer programmers as they read code, researchers have discovered that the complex language processing takes place in the left hemisphere in a part of the brain dedicated to logical reasoning
Can AI catch up to us?
Published Winter 2020
Johns Hopkins neuroscientist Daeyeol Lee's new book explores the definition of true intelligence / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Science
Hearing the future
Published Nov 2, 2020
Johns Hopkins researchers discover that bats can use echolocation to predict where their prey is headed, providing new insights about how sound can be used to "see"
Artificial intelligence
'Spooky' similarity in how brains, computers see
Published Oct 23, 2020
Characteristics of human 3D vision discovered in computer vision network only designed to 'view' in 2D
Neuroscience
Nature, meet nurture
Published Fall 2020
"Nature versus nurture" may roll off the tongue, but in Unique: The New Science of Human Individuality, neuroscientist David Linden argues that most traits fall somewhere between the two. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Neuroscience
Antidepressant harms developing neurons in lab-grown 'mini-brains'
Published July 13, 2020
Model of a developing brain derived from stem cells could allow for the rapid and more reliable testing of drugs to detect neurotoxicity
SARS-CoV-2
Lab-grown 'mini-brains' suggest COVID-19 virus can infect human brain cells
Published July 1, 2020
A Johns Hopkins collaboration has demonstrated that the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, can infect and replicate within a human mini-brain model
Scholarships
Johns Hopkins grad awarded prestigious Luce Scholarship
Published March 10, 2020
Maya Foster is a scientist, an activist, a dancer, musician, and designer. But through it all, one thing remains constant: she's determined to make an impact.
Neuroscience
Deep brain stimulation boosts dopamine
Published Aug 21, 2019
Treatment eases Parkinson's symptoms such as tremors and muscle rigidity