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Researcher points at a brain scan on a computer screen

Why do some athletes choke under pressure? The answer lies deep in the brain

February 8, 2018

Imagine two Olympians who are equally trained, equally fit, equally talented. Is there a way to tell which athlete will win, and which athlete will choke? Vikram Chib, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins, says that if he could compare their brain scans, he’d have a good idea about which one is most likely to choke under pressure.

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Johns Hopkins engineers receive seed grants to further our understanding of how humans learn

September 14, 2017

The Science of Learning Institute at Johns Hopkins University will support six new interdisciplinary projects with two-year seed grants. This is the fifth round of seed grants for the institute, which launched in 2013 to foster better understanding of all levels of learning. “Our latest round of grants continues to showcase the highly innovative and intensely cross-disciplinary collaborations […]

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Carey Priebe

Mapping the brain, neuron by neuron

August 10, 2017

Johns Hopkins engineers and an international team of neuroscientists created a complete map of the learning and memory center of the fruit fly larva brain, an early step toward mapping how all animal brains work.

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