SLI Celebrates 5th Anniversary


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


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


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


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


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

SLI Fellow Kara Blacker featured on NPR


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.

This training exercise boosts brain power, SLI researchers say


Results suggest it's possible to train the brain like other body parts, with targeted workouts

Philipp Koehn to lead team of scientists to build machine translation system for obscure languages


JHU computer scientists receives $10.7M grant from Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Unlocking the Mysteries of How We Learn — So We Can Adapt When Things Go Wrong


Rising to the Challenge recently highlights Michael McCloskey, one of SLI's seed grant recipients.