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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...
Screenshot from Movie S1 - supplementaty materials, SicenceMag.org
May 26, 2017
Bret Stetka | Scientific American - Neuroscience
May 18, 2017
"For many hours a day they pluck dirt, debris and bugs from each other’s fur. Between grooming sessions they travel in troops to search for food. When ignored by mom,...
A DNA double helix is seen in an artist's illustration released by the National Human Genome Research Institute. (Handout/Reuters)
May 8, 2017
By Eric S. Lander and Eric E. Schmidt May 5
Eric S. Lander is president and founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University. Eric E. Schmidt is the executive chairman of Alphabet, the parent company of...
Image: Jose-Luis Olivares/MIT
April 19, 2017
Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office
April 14, 2017
"In the past 10 years, the best-performing artificial-intelligence systems — such as the speech recognizers on smartphones or Google’s latest automatic translator — have resulted...
Photo of Prof. Amnon Shashua and the audience during his talk.
April 14, 2017
Amnon Shashua PhD ’93, co-founder of Mobileye, discusses challenges associated with autonomous vehicles in MIT visit.
MIT News | Around Campus
by Julie Pryor | McGovern Institute for Brain Research
April 13, 2017
"The field of...
Dr. Matt Peterson talking with Edgar B. Herwick III from WGBH
April 5, 2017
The Curiosity Desk, a radio program on WGBH hosted by Edgar B. Herwick III, interviewed CBMM Postdoc Dr. Matt Peterson for a segment answering listener submitted questions. For the second part of the broadcast, Matt helped answer...
Mobileye logo
March 13, 2017
By MARK SCOTT for the New York Times
"Intel agreed on Monday to pay $15.3 billion for Mobileye, an Israeli technology company that specializes in making sensors and cameras for autonomous cars, as the global microchip giant tries...
Marine Biology Lab, Woods Hole, MA
February 14, 2017
Update: the application deadline for the BMM Summer Course has been extended until Friday, April 7, 2017.
Brains, Minds and Machines Summer Course 2017
A Special Topics Course at MBL Woods Hole, MA
Directors: Gabriel Kreiman,...
baby
February 13, 2017
Over the past couple of decades, researchers like Saxe have used functional MRI to study brain activity in adults and children. But fMRI, like a 19th-century daguerreotype, requires subjects to lie perfectly still lest the image...

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