Brain and cognitive sciences
Rebecca Saxe named Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum
March 7, 2012
James DiCarlo to head Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
February 2, 2012New department head succeeds Mriganka Sur, who will lead the new Simons Center for the Social Brain at MIT.
MIT faculty speak at the World Economic Forum in Davos
February 1, 2012Talks explore the mind/machine interface and the science of predicting the economy, among other topics.
How does our brain know what is a face and what’s not?
January 9, 2012New research from MIT neuroscientists helps explain how the brain makes this decision.
Neuroscientists identify a master controller of memory
December 22, 2011One gene appears to regulate the brain’s ability to form new memories.
Four from MIT named AAAS fellows
December 9, 2011
Unraveling how a mutation can lead to psychiatric illness
November 17, 2011MIT neuroscientists show that a gene linked with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder impairs early brain development.
Oliva explores new ground in computational perception at CSAIL
November 8, 2011Neuroscientist looks forward to collaborative studies of visual perception in the brain and its computational applications.
Charging toward better neural implants
October 27, 2011Researchers improve the efficiency of devices that stimulate damaged nerves, reducing potential side effects.
Two MIT scientists elected to the Institute of Medicine
October 18, 2011Sur, Tsai among the 65 new members
Dyslexia independent of IQ
September 23, 2011Brain-imaging study suggests that reading difficulties are the same regardless of overall intelligence — and that more children could benefit from support in school.
‘I speak MISTI’
September 13, 2011MIT program sends students abroad for experiences tailor-made for their academic and professional interests.
Localizing language in the brain
August 30, 2011New study pinpoints areas of the brain used exclusively for language, providing a partial answer to a longstanding debate in cognitive science.