Leveraging years of MIT cognitive science research, Nara Logics incorporates findings about the brain into its AI platform.
Research finds that as one looks around, mental images bounce between right and left brain as they shift around in our visual system.
Brain and cognitive sciences professor will lead the Institute’s interdisciplinary initiative to advance research in natural and artificial intelligence.
Findings suggest this hippocampal circuit helps us to maintain our timeline of memories.
Neuroscientists find that interpreting code activates a general-purpose brain network, but not language-processing centers.
A new algorithm capable of inferring goals and plans could help machines better adapt to the imperfect nature of human planning.
Adding a module that mimics part of the brain can prevent common errors made by computer vision models.
Neuroscientists find that isolation provokes brain activity similar to that seen during hunger cravings.
MIT Schwarzman College of Computing and the Singapore Defense Science and Technology Agency award funding to 13 AI-focused projects.
Norepinephrine-producing neurons in the locus coeruleus produce attention focus, impulse control via two distinct connections to prefrontal cortex.
Modifications to chromosomes in “engram” neurons control the encoding and retrieval of memories.
In some situations, asking “what if everyone did that?” is a common strategy for judging whether an action is right or wrong.
Scientists distinguish brain regions based on what they do, but now have a new way to overlay information about how they are built.
A CRISPR-based test developed at MIT and the Broad Institute can detect nearly as many cases as the standard Covid-19 diagnostic.
Study also finds specific frequency bands of brain waves associated with encoding, or inhibiting encoding, of sensory information across the cortex.
Study finds that the fusiform face area is active when blind people touch 3D models of faces.
Part of the visual cortex dedicated to recognizing objects appears predisposed to identifying words and letters, a study finds.
Device not only helps record dream reports, but also guides dreams toward particular themes.
Acoustic and biological constraints shape how we hear harmony across cultures.
Neuroscientists delve into how background brightness influences our perception of an object.
Institute ends negotiations for a new journals contract in the absence of a proposal aligning with the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts.
Approach for generating numbers at random may help analyses of complex systems, from Earth’s climate to financial markets.
New CRISPR-based research tool delivers results in an hour; researchers share protocol and kits to advance research and move toward clinical validation.
Neurons that store abstract representations of past experiences are activated when a new, similar event takes place.
Technique may enable speedy, on-demand design of softer, safer neural devices.
Philosophers are part of a team working on transforming technology ethics education at MIT.
Neuroscientists discover how a key brain region combines visual and spatial information to help us find our way.
Computer model of face processing could reveal how the brain produces richly detailed visual representations so quickly.
Researchers develop a more robust machine-vision architecture by studying how human vision responds to changing viewpoints of objects.
Three-day hackathon explores methods for making artificial intelligence faster and more sustainable.
Even when people believed Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 election, they did not use “she” to refer to the next president.
Using deductive reasoning, the bot identifies friend or foe to ensure victory over humans in certain online games.
To help the region catch up, students organize summit to bring Latin policymakers and researchers to MIT.
Fluorescent probe could allow scientists to watch circuits within the brain and link their activity to specific behaviors.
Brain and cognitive sciences professor studies how the human mind is able to learn so rapidly.
Study reveals brain regions that respond differently to the presence of background noise, suggesting the brain progressively hones in on and isolates sounds.
Magnetic particles allow drugs to be released at precise times and in specific areas.
New MIT system of contracting fibers could be a boon for biomedical devices and robotics.
MIT CSAIL system can learn to see by touching and feel by seeing, suggesting future where robots can more easily grasp and recognize objects.
Tiny, branching extensions called dendrites may be more than just passive information-carriers, study finds.
Neuroscientists identify a brain circuit that helps break decisions down into smaller pieces.
Analysis of genes altered by the disease could provide targets for new treatments.
Mouse study yields insights into the rare condition, may shed light on other neurological disorders.
Model improves a robot’s ability to mold materials into shapes and interact with liquids and solid objects.
McGovern Institute researchers find that the brain starts to register gender and age before recognizing a face.
Noninvasive treatment improves memory and reduces amyloid plaques in mice.
Study shows that a brain region called the inferotemporal cortex is key to differentiating bears from chairs.
Machine-learning approach could help robots assemble cellphones and other small parts in a manufacturing line.
New 3-D imaging technique can reveal, much more quickly than other methods, how neurons connect throughout the brain.
Research by neuroscientists at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory helps explain how the brain regulates arousal.
Tool for nonstatisticians automatically generates models that glean insights from complex datasets.
Substantial refinements of three-photon microscopy allow for novel discoveries in neuroscience.
Professor honored for work on the nature and origins of intelligence in the human mind and applying that knowledge to build human-like intelligence in machines.
Technique for preserving tissue allows researchers to create maps of neural circuits with single-cell resolution.
Picower Institute researchers discover the brain mechanism that helps details come flooding back when you visit a scene again.
When you slow down after exiting the highway, or hush your voice in the library, you’re using this brain mechanism.
In a study that might enable earlier diagnosis, neuroscientists find abnormal brain connections that can predict onset of psychotic episodes.
Neuroscientists discover a circuit that helps redirect attention to focus on potential threats.
Mahdi Ramadan and Alexi Choueiri’s common experiences as Lebanese evacuees led both to study the human brain at MIT.
Neurons in human and rat brains carry electrical signals in different ways, scientists find.
Inaugural director of The Quest discusses what's been accomplished since last spring's launch and what is on the horizon.