Flamingos, elephants, and sharks: How do blind adults learn about animal appearance?


Study finds that people born blind develop rich and accurate ideas about appearance based on cultural inference

SLI-funded scientists ask what animal brains have in common with a swarm of robots?


In an effort to improve robotic swarming algorithms, an interdisciplinary team of scientists will study how the brain allows an animal to navigate and change its route while moving.

Barbara Landau, elected to the National Academy of Sciences


Barbara Landau elected to the National Academy of Sciences

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


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?


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


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