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psychological and brain science

Psychology
How do blind adults learn about animal appearance?
Published May 22, 2019
Study finds that people born blind develop rich and accurate ideas about appearance based on cultural inference
Brain science
Study: Treats might mask animal intelligence
Published May 14, 2019
Using rewards might incrementally improve learning, but new study reveals that performance overall improves when rewards aren't available
Mind games
Do you see what AI sees?
Published March 22, 2019 Video
Artificial intelligence can be fooled by abstract images—but can humans see why?
Neuroscience
Owl study offers clues to human attention
Published Oct 30, 2018 Video
Owls help JHU scientists unlock the secret of how the brain pays attention
Bat signals
Brain science, unleashed
Published April 10, 2018 Video
Wireless devices record brain activity of bats, helping researchers better understand what happens in the brain as we move through the world
VIDEO
A better look at brain behavior
Published Jan 4, 2018 Video
Electroencephalography cap helps scientists understand what we pay attention to—and what we ignore
Brain science
Can you hear me now?
Published June 6, 2017 Video
Astonishingly speedy brain mechanism—10 times faster than the blink of an eye—helps bats get louder when necessary
Lasting impact
Published Spring 2017
JHU psychiatrist examines brains of NFL athletes who have suffered concussions, finding molecular changes that last decades after trauma / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Visual thinking
Memorable moves
Published March 6, 2017 Video
The way an object moves affects how well you remember it, Hopkins researchers find
Number networks
Our brains are far more adaptable than we know
Published Sept 19, 2016
In blind people, brain's vision center plays role in solving math problems, study finds