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SLI research featured in Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development

07/2/2015

SLI Researcher provides synthesis 75 years worth of research on fetal behavior in Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development

SLI Researchers visit Singapore

06/16/2015

SLI Researchers visit Nanyang Technological University to discuss current and future directions in the Science of Learning.

When the color we see isn’t the color we remember

06/3/2015

Though people can distinguish between millions of colors, we have trouble remembering specific shades because our brains tend to store what we've seen as one of just a few basic hues, a Johns Hopkins University-led team discovered.

Two JHU APL instruments chosen for NASA mission to Jupiter moon Europa

06/2/2015

Two instruments designed by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory are among nine instruments selected for flight aboard a proposed NASA mission to explore Jupiter's moon Europa and investigate its habitability.

Researchers explore how the brain separates our abilities to talk, write

05/6/2015

SLI researchers found that it's possible to damage the speaking part of the brain but leave the writing part unaffected, and vice versa.

SLI Researcher elected to National Academy of Sciences

05/6/2015

Donald Geman, a professor of applied mathematics is elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Life Lines: For an artist with amnesia, the world takes place through her pencil.

04/20/2015

A New Yorker article featuring JHU research on an artist with amnesia.

White House recognizes JHU biomedical engineering researcher for mentoring efforts

04/20/2015

Tilak Ratnanather is one of 14 recipients of Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring

Element of surprise helps babies learn best, Johns Hopkins researchers say

04/20/2015

In a paper that will be published Friday in the journal Science, cognitive psychologists Aimee E. Stahl and Lisa Feigenson demonstrate for the first time that babies learn new things by leveraging the core information with which they are born. When something surprises a baby, like an object not behaving the way she expects it to, she not only focuses on that object but ultimately learns more about it than from a similar yet predictable object.

How an Innovative Grants Program at Johns Hopkins Fuels Discoveries About the Human Brain

01/16/2015

A neuroscientist, an electrical engineer, a surgeon, and an education researcher walk up to a bar. This could be the start of a joke, or it could be a scene from a recent Science of Learning Institute event at Johns Hopkins University. At the institute's four-times-yearly Belgian Beer Events, scientists from far-flung fields—and often from far-flung parts of the university itself—present their research to each other in short, digestible chunks. Their creativity and conviviality stimulated by a cup of ale or lager, the researchers strike up conversations and form connections that range widely across disciplinary boundaries, from classroom learning to machine learning, from recovery from stroke to memory formation in the brain.