Scientists just found a defining feature of the human brain in monkeys.
May 25, 2017
"A new look inside monkeys brains is forcing researchers to reconsider what makes humans unique, as you can see in the video above.
It’s no surprise that humans and many types of monkeys have a lot in common; we’re both social...
Social interactions of monkeys
May 24, 2017
"Monkey brains have sections dedicated solely to social interactions, a new finding that researchers say could help us better understand the human mind.
Scientists scanning the brains of rhesus macaques found that certain parts...
Photo of Rhesus macaque monkeys by Amada44
May 23, 2017
"Primates are intensely social species. We smoothly maneuver in our social environment by effortlessly understanding our peers' encounters. But what is the neural circuitry that is engaged when primates perceive such scenes of...
Photo of Rhesus macaque monkeys by Amada44
May 23, 2017
"What is the social network of the brain" [Google Translate]
"Социальная жизнь – настолько обширное и сложное явление, что было бы странно, если бы для нее в мозге не было специальных зон. Они и впрямь есть, причем разными...
May 19, 2017
"Parallels to humans: How monkeys process social interactions neuronal" [Google Translate]
Listen to the radio broadcast interview recording (German) of Winrich Friewald on Deutschlandfunk's website using the link below.
Social interactions of monkeys
May 18, 2017
"Scientists call our ability to understand another person’s thoughts—to intuit their desires, read their intentions, and predict their behavior—theory of mind. It’s an essential human trait, one that is crucial to effective...
Photo of Rhesus macaque monkeys by Amada44
May 18, 2017
"Neural circuitry lets macaques figure out what's going on in social interactions
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....
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.
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by Julie Pryor | McGovern Institute for Brain Research
April 13, 2017
"The field of...