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May 22, 2018
New evidence suggests a drop-off in results after the age of 17
The Economist
May 10, 2018
Excerpt: Those who want to learn a foreign language, or want their children to, often feel they are racing against the clock. People seem...
Photo of Prof. Elizabeth Spelke
May 2, 2018
The Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS) awarded Prof. Elizabeth Spelke with the 2018 George A. Miller Award during teh CNS 2018 Annual Meeting, on March 25, 2018, in Boston, MA.
The George A. Miller Prize in Cognitive...
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May 2, 2018
Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
May 1, 2018
 
Excerpt:  A great deal of evidence suggests that it is more difficult to learn a new language as an adult than as a child, which has led scientists to propose that there is a “critical...
Photo of Prof. Nancy Kanwisher
April 25, 2018
MIT cognitive scientist recognized for her work on the organization of the human brain.
Julie Pryor | McGovern Institute for Brain Research
April 24, 2018
 
Nancy Kanwisher, the Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Cognitive...
April 23, 2018
General Information for the X AI Residency
Location: Google X headquarters, Mountain View, CA
Duration: 12 weeks
Requirements: Candidates must be enrolled in an academic program - working towards completing Masters/PhD studies...
MIT neuroscientists have developed a machine-learning system that can process speech and music the same way that humans do.  Image: Chelsea Turner/MIT
April 19, 2018
Neuroscientists train a deep neural network to analyze speech and music.


Anne Trafton | MIT News Office


Using a machine-learning system known as a deep neural network, MIT researchers have created the first model that can...
Candace Ross is a graduate student in the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines at the McGovern Institute. Photo: Kris Brewer
April 6, 2018
by Shannon Fischer
Go is an ancient board game that demands not only strategy and logic, but intuition, creativity, and subtlety—in other words, it’s a game of quintessentially human abilities. Or so it seemed, until Google’s...
Photo of Prof. Winrich Freiwald
April 6, 2018
The UNC School of Medicine has awarded the 18th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize to Winrich Freiwald, PhD, of The Rockefeller University and Doris Y. Tsao, PhD, of the California Institute of Technology for the discovery of brain...
Image from BMM Course on MIT Open Course Ware (MIT OCW.)
April 4, 2018
We're very excited to announce the publication of the Brains, Minds, and Machines Summer Course on MIT OpenCourseWare!
Preparing this course to be released on OCW was a large task which required the help of many individuals....
Photo of Prof. Ed Boyden
March 27, 2018
"MIT scientist among three recognized for the discovery of optogenetics
by Julie Pryor
Ed Boyden, the Y. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology at MIT, has been named a recipient of the 2018 Canada Gairdner International Award —...

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