Noah Cowan and James Knierim Receive 2015 Johns Hopkins Discovery Award
How do you keep track of where you are as you walk through a known environment, such as your house or a shopping mall? To study this question, Mechanical Engineering professor Noah Cowan and Neuroscience professor James Knierim were selected to receive a 2015 Johns Hopkins Discovery Award. Their proposed study, entitled “Engineering Approaches to Studying Spatial Representations in the Brain”, aims to use engineering approaches to shed new light on the brain’s “inner GPS”. Professor Cowan is the co-director of LCSR and the director of the LIMBS laboratory.