Archived articles

Psychological and brain science

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
Brain science
Study may shed light on age-related cognitive decline
Published Aug 5, 2019
In some older adults, fibers connecting the front and back of the brain have been damaged over the years, making it harder to recall information
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?
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
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