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 —...
Sestri Levanti photo
March 19, 2018
We are glad to announce that registrations are open for the:
Regularization Methods for Machine Learning Course (RegML)
to be held 18 June - 22 June 2018, Genova Italy, in the heart of the Italian Riviera.
RegML is a 22 hours...
An MRI scan of the brain.
March 12, 2018
"Children as young as 3 have brain network devoted to interpreting thoughts of other people.
by Anne Trafton
Humans use an ability known as theory of mind every time they make inferences about someone else’s mental state — what...
Photos of Y. Eva Tan (left) and McGovern investigator Edward Boyden (right)
March 6, 2018
Neuroengineering leader appointed to new professorship at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research.
Julie Pryor | McGovern Institute for Brain Research
March 5, 2018, MIT News
Edward S. Boyden, a member of MIT’s McGovern...
Photo of Prof. Nancy Kanwisher
March 6, 2018
Vision Sciences Society has announced that Prof. Nancy Kanwisher will receive the 2018 Davida Teller Award at an awards ceremony on May 21, 2018.
VSS established the Davida Teller Award in 2013. Davida was an exceptional...
Photo of Prof. Josh McDermott doing field research.
February 20, 2018
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) awards two Troland Research Awards, in the amount of $75,000, annually to recognize "unusual achievement by young investigators (defined as no older than 40) and to further empirical...