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Andrei Barbu, Research Scientist at MIT, discusses using language to understand vision and vision to understand language. He shows how the simple ability to compare an English sentence and a video clip can form the basis for many tasks such as...
Jul 13, 2016
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Ed Boyden, Professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, leads the Synthetic Neurobiology Group, which develops tools for analyzing and repairing complex biological systems such as the brain, and applies them...
Jul 8, 2015
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Ed Boyden, Professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, leads the Synthetic Neurobiology Group, which develops tools for analyzing and repairing complex biological systems such as the brain, and applies them...
Jul 8, 2015
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Ed Boyden, Professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, leads the Synthetic Neurobiology Group, which develops tools for analyzing and repairing complex biological systems such as the brain, and applies them...
Jul 8, 2015
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Emery Brown, Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT and Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard, describes how general anesthesia induced by drugs such as Propofol alters neural oscillations in the brain, as measured with EEG. He presents a...
Jun 20, 2018
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Winrich Freiwald, Professor of Neurosciences and Behavior at The Rockefeller University, discusses the connection between sociality and intelligence, the importance of face processing for social cognition, and the neural machinery underlying face...
Jun 8, 2016
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John Gabrieli, MIT
Jul 22, 2016
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Sam Gershman, Professor of Psychology at Harvard, discusses how we might build machines that learn and think like people, by combining insights from cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and computational neuroscience. Dr. Gershman elaborates...
Jul 26, 2017
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Leyla Isik, a post-doctoral researcher at MIT, studies how the human brain recognizes objects and social interactions, using MEG, fMRI, and computational modeling. Dr. Isik first describes her work on decoding the information in MEG signals measured...
Jun 6, 2018
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Leyla Isik, post-doctoral researcher at MIT and Boston Children's Hospital, explains how to use neural decoding to study object and action recognition in the human brain. By decoding the information contained in MEG signals measured in human...
Jul 15, 2015
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Nancy Kanwisher, MIT
Jul 20, 2016
Embedded thumbnail for Functional Specificity in the Human Brain: A Very Brief History (12:41)
Prof. Nancy Kanwisher, MIT Nancy describes the history of attempts to localize functionally specific regions in the brain, from the 18th century onwards.
Jul 29, 2015
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Prof. Nancy Kanwisher, MIT
Jul 29, 2015
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Prof. Nancy Kanwisher, MIT
Jul 29, 2015
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Talia Konkle, Harvard University
Jul 1, 2015
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Talia Konkle, Harvard University
Jul 1, 2015
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Talia Konkle, Harvard University
Jul 1, 2015
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Josh McDermott, Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, describes the early stages of human auditory processing and addresses how important information about the world can be derived from sound. Combining studies of auditory perception...
Jul 6, 2016
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Elizabeth Spelke, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Laboratory for Developmental Studies at Harvard, presents a developmental perspective on brains, minds and machines. Studies of cognitive development in infants can provide insights about...
Jul 22, 2015