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Post-Doctoral Position open!

The Neuroplasticity & Development Lab at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a 2-3 year NIH funded post-doctoral research position (PI: Dr. Marina Bedny). The Neuroplasticity & Development lab investigates how experience shapes human cognition and brain function using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and behavioral measures. We compare the minds… Read more »


Responses to math task in visual cortex of blind people: Lab in PNAS

Shipra Kanjlia and Connor Lane from the Bedny Lab found responses in the visual cortex of blind people to mathematical tasks, using fMRI. These results were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, and their work was featured in The Atlantic, NPR and New Scientist. It… Read more »


Lab Publishes in the Journal of Neuroscience

A paper authored by Connor Lane, Shipra Kanjilia, Akira Omaki, and Marina Bedny titled, “‘Visual’ Cortex of Congenitally Blind Adults Responds to Syntactic Movement,” was published in the Journal of Neuroscience.


Bedny’s Research Featured in the Press

Dr. Marina Bedny’s work on the visual cortex of blind children, where she found that their visual cortex showed responses to language, was featured in The Guardian and The Baltimore Sun.