Investigator: Brenda Rapp
Krieger Hall 131
Research in the Cognitive and Brain Sciences Lab is primarily concerned with understanding the cognitive and neural bases of the representations and processes involved in the production and comprehension of written and spoken words.
To obtain a deeper understanding of these topics, we apply multiple experimental methods: cognitive neuropsychology, psycholinguistics, cognitive neuroscience (fMRI), and computational modeling. We carry out these studies with individuals who have suffered neurological injury, with neurologically intact adults, and with individuals with developmental differences.
News & Announcements
JHU Arts & Sciences Magazine reports on how Dr Rapp and other JHU professors have reinvented their classrooms.
CogNeuro Lab research assistant Delaney Ubellacker was chosen to receive the selective STAR funding award for summer research. Delaney’s work will contribute to our understanding of language learning. Congratulations Delaney!
This year’s DREAMS event showcased creative and impactful work from JHU undergraduate researchers in a variety of disciplines. Senior Tinnie Wu presented novel findings from her work in the CogNeuro lab in which she observed improvements in spoken and written naming following a spelling intervention in a participant with post-stroke aphasia. Tinnie will be graduating… Read more »
Dr Rapp weighs in on whether genetics may influence spelling abilities.
In the context of the National Spelling Bee, Brenda Rapp, lead author of the Brain study on the ‘Neural bases of orthographic long-term memory and working memory in dysgraphia’ explains how some people’s brains retrieve words (or don’t) and how we manage to get them out (or not). So what is it that separates the… Read more »