James DiCarlo is interested in understanding how a complex network of brain regions underlies our ability to recognize vast numbers of objects and faces rapidly.
James DiCarlo is the Peter de Florez Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Science at MIT and director of the MIT Quest for Intelligence, and is a principal investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research. His research focuses on using computational methods to understand the brain’s visual system, and with this knowledge, developing brain-machine interfaces to restore or augment lost senses. DiCarlo has received an Alfred P. Sloan fellowship, a Pew Scholar Award, and a McKnight Scholar Award. He earned a PhD in biomedical engineering, and an MD, from Johns Hopkins University.