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May 15, 2017 - 8:00 am
This meeting is invitation only.
March 27, 2017 - 9:00 am
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Understanding intelligence -how we may be able to replicate intelligence in machines, and how the brain produces intelligent behavior- is one of the greatest challenges in science and technology.
There are many aspects of human intelligence which have been impossible so far to replicate in...
March 23, 2017 - 9:00 am
This meeting is invitation only. 
February 10, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Brian Subirana and Bror Saxberg
February 2, 2017 - 8:00 am
The two-day workshop on "Speech representation, perception and recognition" is organized by the NSF-funded, MIT-based, Center for Brains Minds and Machines (CBMM), on February 2-3, 2017 at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT, Cambridge, MA.
The workshop will feature invited talks from...
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January 11, 2017 - 4:15 pm
Neuroscientists at MIT have adapted their MRI scanner to make it easier to scan infants’ brains as the babies watch movies featuring different types of visual input. With the new technique, the team found that in some ways, the organization of infants’ brains is surprisingly similar to that of adults. Specifically, brain regions that respond to faces in adults do the same in babies, as do regions that respond to scenes.
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December 16, 2016 - 4:00 pm
Max Tegmark, Josh Tenenbaum, Tomaso Poggio
December 16, 2016 - 3:00 pm
Kelsey Allen, Kevin Smith
People are incredibly proficient and flexibly tool users -- for instance, if we need to hammer a nail in but do not have access to a hammer, we can easily choose another object to strike the nail with while ignoring items that are inappropriate due to their size and/or material.
Kelsey and Kevin ...
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December 1, 2016 - 2:15 pm

Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office
December 1, 2016

"MIT researchers and their colleagues have developed a new computational model of the human brain’s face-recognition mechanism that seems to capture aspects of human neurology that previous models have missed.
The researchers designed a machine-learning system that implemented their model, and they trained it to recognize particular faces by feeding it a battery of sample images. They found...
November 4, 2016 - 4:00 pm
Ilker Yildirim (CBMM, MIT), Goker Erdogan (U. Rochester); followed by a discussion with Josh Tenenbaum and...
Generative models and deep networks in brain/mind modeling (two 25 min talks + discussion/debate to follow).
November 4, 2016 - 3:00 pm
Jorg Scholvin (CBMM, Synthetic Neurobiology Group, MIT)
Topic: TBA
 Winrich Freiwald wins Columbia University’s 2016 W. Alden Spencer Award
October 31, 2016 - 11:30 am
"Winrich Freiwald, associate professor and head of the Laboratory of Neural Systems, has received the 2016 W. Alden Spencer Award. The prize, given by Columbia University, recognizes outstanding research contributions in the field of neuroscience. Freiwald shares the award with his long-time collaborator Doris Y. Tsao of the California Institute of Technology. Freiwald and Tsao will receive the prize and present lectures on November 1 at the...
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October 21, 2016 - 4:00 pm
Alan Yuille (CBMM, Johns Hopkins University)
Abstract: This talk describes work on detecting and parsing humans into joints and semantic parts. It combines deep networks with graphical models for reasoning about the spatial relations between joints. We discuss methods for dealing with occlusion and scale variations. Finally we describe...