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SLI’s Director, Barbara Landau, elected to the National Academy of Sciences

05/11/2018

Barbara Landau elected to the National Academy of Sciences

SLI Fellow Gives Patterson High School Students a Sneak Peek at College-level Science

03/22/2018

After seeing students' enthusiasm for his line of work during a visit to Patterson High School, Distinguished Science of Learning Fellow Corbin Cunningham designed a daylong program on Hopkins' campus that exposed them to the fun — and accessibility — of college-level science.

The dastardly, distracting power of — donuts?

03/22/2018

Distinguished Science of Learning Fellow Corbin Cunningham has spent the last two years determining what it takes to pull someone’s attention from an engaging task.

SLI Celebrates 5th Anniversary

01/23/2018

January 2018 marks the 5th anniversary of the Science of Learning Institute. We are pleased to share our key accomplishments and future vision for the Institute in our 5-year anniversary book.

Science of Learning symposium brings together experts from diverse fields

01/19/2018

The diverse range of experts who will take part in the institute's third biennial symposium Monday reflects this ongoing mission. The event brings together experts in cognitive science, neuroscience, education, and other fields to explore different perspectives on the cognitive and neural bases for learning and motivation.

Brain cap gives SLI scientists a better look at brain behavior

01/4/2018

No, it's not a swimming cap, but it is making a splash in the field of brain science. This electroencephalography—or EEG—cap monitors electrical activity in the brain and has been helping scientists at Johns Hopkins understand what we pay attention to—and what we ignore.

Why can’t we always stop what we’ve started? SLI neuroscientists have the answer

12/8/2017

Stopping planned behavior requires quick choreography among several distinct brain areas, researchers find

Junk food is almost twice as distracting as healthy food, study finds

10/27/2017

SLI-funded research underscores people's implicit bias for fatty, sugary foods

SLI Fellow Kara Blacker featured on NPR

10/24/2017

A comparison of the two most common training methods scientists use to improve memory and attention found that one was twice as effective as the other. The more effective method also changed brain activity in a part of the brain involved in high-level thinking.