Johns Hopkins will hold its first ever Undergraduate Research Day on Thursday, April 16, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreational Center. If you are currently working on research that you would like to use as part of the requirement for your departmental honors, please contact your faculty adviser or the department administrator to get more information.
"I'm very interested in how humans and animals perceive the world—that's the big picture. I just happen to use the echolating bat as a model because it can give us information that other animal models don't."
Cindy Moss, an expert on how bats use echolocation to navigate their way through the world, arrived this past summer at Johns Hopkins after 19 years at the University of Maryland. In what she calls her bat lab, a suite of rooms in Ames’ basement, she films the bats in flight with high-speed cameras and uses sensitive audio equipment to record the high frequency calls bats make with their voice boxes or tongues, bouncing the sounds off objects and using the feedback to alter their flight paths accordingly.
Curated by Hannah Weinberg-Wolf, a senior in the David S. Olton Program in Behavioral Biology, this exhibition introduces visitors to the neuroaesthetics of touch and aims to gather useful data from participants. Please Touch: An Interactive Study on the Neurological Mechanisms of Tactile Aesthetics is located in the quad-level lobby of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library on the Homewood campus.