News & Announcements Archive:

Barbara Landau elected NAS Member

Dr. Barbara Landau is among the 84 newly elected members of the National Academy of Sciences, announced today, May 1, in recognition of their distinguished and continuing original research. According to the NAS website, “Membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive. […]


Barbara Landau Named William James Fellow

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Dr. Landau received a 2018 William James Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science, an honor that recognizes individuals for their “lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology.” Follow the link above for the complete Hub article.


STEM-for-All Video Showcase

Follow the link above to watch the Minds that Build video that our lab created for this STEM showcase. 150+ teams submitted their cutting-edge research projects on innovative work aimed at improving teaching and learning of STEM. The event runs May 15 – 22. Tune in and vote for your favorite videos!


Huffington Post features research on amnesic artist

Click to read the Huffington Post’s article about a research project on memory and amnesia carried out by Barbara Landau, Emma Gregory, Mike McCloskey, and Zoe Ovans.


Postdoctoral fellow opportunity: Spatial cognitive development

The Language and Cognition Lab has an opening for a post-doctoral fellow who will lead a new project on young children’s block-building capacities as a window into the broader development of spatial representations.

Note: This position has been filled and is no longer open.






Johns Hopkins Launches Cross-Disciplinary Science of Learning Institute

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Dr. Landau is the director of JHU’s Science of Learning Institute (2013-present). 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.