JHU Gazette Reports on the Science of Learning

04/1/2013

In January, the university launched the Science of Learning Institute to better understand the processes and underpinnings of human learning.The institute, believed to be the first of its kind, was forged with the goal of understanding learning at all levels of scientific inquiry, including how the brain changes through learning, how development and aging affect our ability to learn, how neurological and psychiatric diseases disrupt or change learning, and why there are such vast individual differences that naturally occur among learners.


In January, the university launched the Science of Learning Institute to better understand the processes and underpinnings of human learning.

The institute, believed to be the first of its kind, was forged with the goal of understanding learning at all levels of scientific inquiry, including how the brain changes through learning, how development and aging affect our ability to learn, how neurological and psychiatric diseases disrupt or change learning, and why there are such vast individual differences that naturally occur among learners.

In its very existence, the institute will leverage Johns Hopkins’ wealth of experience in the field, bringing together an estimated 500-plus scholars and researchers from the brain sciences, education, engineering, medicine, arts, and many other disciplines, says Barbara Landau, the institute’s director. Read more here.