Brain and cognitive sciences
Angus MacDonald, longtime MIT Corporation member, dies at 86
July 9, 2012Alumnus’ wide-ranging MIT interests included neuroscience, aeronautics, political science and the arts and humanities.
All things big and small: the brain’s discerning taste for size
June 20, 2012New research shows brain has distinct regions for identifying different sized objects.
Dresselhaus, Graybiel, Luu receive 2012 Kavli Prizes
May 31, 2012Biennial prizes in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience include a $1 million cash award in each field.
McGovern investigator Feng Zhang named Searle Scholar
April 23, 2012
Two MIT juniors named Truman Scholars
April 2, 2012McCord, Okuneye awarded $30,000 for graduate study toward careers in government, non-profits.
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.