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September 22, 2017
In September 2014, the Siemens Corporation generously established the CBMM Siemens Graduate Fellowship. This fellowship provides support, for one academic year, to an MIT graduate student whose research bridges two of the main...
Photo: MIT News
September 21, 2017
Babies can learn that hard work pays off
Study finds infants try harder after seeing adults struggle to achieve a goal.
Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
September 21, 2017
"If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
A new study...
ComText allows robots to understand contextual commands such as, “Pick up the box I put down.”  Photo: Tom Buehler/MIT CSAIL
August 30, 2017
ComText, from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, allows robots to understand contextual commands.
Adam Conner-Simons | Rachel Gordon | CSAIL
Despite what you might see in movies, today’s robots are still...
Image: Ho-Jun Suk - In this image, a pipette guided by a robotic arm approaches a neuron identified with a fluorescent stain.
August 30, 2017
Success rate is comparable to that of highly trained scientists performing the process manually.
Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
Recording electrical signals from inside a neuron in the living brain can reveal a great deal of...
"researches teach this robot just like a child"
August 22, 2017
Tweeted from our colleagues at IIT - "The story of our @iCub on @techinsider!"
Watch the video at the link below.
Here at CBMM, we are happy to count IIT as one of our partners. Their iCub robot is a great tool for exploring...
Photo of Rhesus macaque monkeys by Amada44
July 8, 2017
"To effectively communicate with one another, we have to understand that everyone has their own unique feelings, thoughts, desires and beliefs. Without our ability to intuit the emotions and mental states of others, there would...
Photo of Rhesus macaque monkeys by Amada44
June 19, 2017
"La capacità di gestire i rapporti sociali coinvolge una gerarchia di reti cerebrali che classificano in modi diversi gli elementi di una situazione. Una di queste reti si attiva esclusivamente quando è presente e attivo un...
Social interactions of monkeys
June 6, 2017
"Understanding social interactions and what others are thinking is essential for relationships. Monkeys, like humans, can recognize and interpret social interactions. Primates use behaviors like playing, grooming, and fighting to...
Photo of brain slice.
June 1, 2017
by PAM BELLUCK
The New York Times
"Pulses of electricity delivered to the brain can help patients with Parkinson’s disease, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and possibly other conditions. But the available methods all...
Image from MIT News article
June 1, 2017
Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
 
 
Excerpt: "Delivering an electrical current to a part of the brain involved in movement control has proven successful in treating many Parkinson’s disease patients. This approach, known as deep...

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