Brain and cognitive sciences
Artificial-intelligence research revives its old ambitions
September 9, 2013A new interdisciplinary research center at MIT, funded by the National Science Foundation, aims at nothing less than unraveling the mystery of intelligence.
MIT launches the Center for Neurobiological Engineering
August 26, 2013Establishing a neuroengineering community that can set new research directions and address emerging issues in brain science.
Research update: Genome editing becomes more accurate
July 21, 2013Improved technique makes it easier to add or delete genes in living cells, with less risk of off-target DNA damage.
D-Lab Scale-Ups awards funds to three MIT social entrepreneurs
May 16, 2013Shawn Wen ‘13, Kevin Cedrone SM ’10 PhD ‘13 and Sumana Shrestha MBA ‘13 to join the Phase I Fellowship Program
Nine MIT faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 24, 2013Among 198 elected this year to the prestigious honorary society.
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Four MIT researchers attend White House announcement of brain initiative
April 2, 2013Obama invites Boyden, Brown, Desimone and Seung to launch of new federal initiative.
Four professors named 2013 MacVicar Fellows
March 15, 2013Griffith, Miller, Schulz and Teng awarded the Institute’s highest undergraduate teaching honor.
Boyden to share prestigious brain prize
March 11, 2013Ed Boyden honored for his work on optogenetics; will share 1 million Euro prize with five other researchers.
How the brain loses and regains consciousness
March 4, 2013Study reveals brain patterns produced by a general anesthesia drug; work could help doctors better monitor patients.
Exploring the brain, and the world
February 27, 2013Brain and cognitive sciences major Joy Ekuta researches, learns and teaches her way around the globe.
MIT hosts American Junior Academy of Science delegates
February 21, 2013The Institution provides day’s worth of activities for more than 200 conference attendees.
The relationship between child’s play and scientific exploration
February 14, 2013Laura Schulz finds that babies learning about the world have much in common with scientists.
Possible role for Huntington’s gene discovered
January 16, 2013Mutant forms of the gene disrupt chemical modifications that control access to genes necessary for normal brain cell function.
Study finds a new culprit for epileptic seizures
January 15, 2013Discovery that some seizures arise in glial cells could offer new targets for epilepsy treatment.