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November 9, 2018 - 4:00 pm
MIT 46-5165
Dr. Marilene Pavan, Boston University
Abstract: A fledgling biofoundry is taking shape within the new Biological Design Center at Boston University. The mission of the DAMP (Design, Automation, Manufacturing, and Prototyping) Laboratory is to develop novel biological systems using formal representations of protocols and experiments for...
September 28, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Profs. Kreiman and Poggio will lead a discussion of this year’s Brains  Minds and Machines Summer course, summer course alumni and Teaching Assistants will then give short presentations of the recent student projects.
human and monkey brain comparison
September 14, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Julia Sliwa, The Rockefeller University
Our brain continuously decodes the complex visual scenes unwinding in front of us: both the nature of material entities, such as individuals and objects, and their immaterial interactions. I will briefly talk about individual recognition in monkeys and next turn to interaction processing....
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July 13, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Dr. Leyla Isik, Kanwisher Lab (MIT) and Kreiman Lab (Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical)
Social interaction perception is a crucial part of the human visual experience that develops early in infancy and is shared with other primates. However, it remains largely unknown how humans compute information about others’ social interactions from visual input. In the first part of my...
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June 8, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Dr. Nima Deghani (MIT Physics)
Abstract:  Thalamus has traditionally been considered as only a relay source of cortical inputs, with hierarchically organized cortical circuits serially transforming thalamic signals to cognitively-relevant representations. Given the absence of local excitatory connections within the thalamus, the...
Dr. SueYeon Chung
June 1, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Dr. SueYeon Chung (MIT, BCS Fellow in Computation)
Object manifolds arise when a neural population responds to an ensemble of sensory signals associated with different physical features (e.g., orientation, pose, scale, location, and intensity) of the same perceptual object. Object recognition and discrimination require classifying the manifolds in...
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May 18, 2018 - 4:00 pm
 Prof. Sasha Rakhlin
Please note change in date, talk was rescheduled from April 6th to May 18th.
May 11, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Prof. Nancy Lynch, MIT CSAIL
Title: An Algorithmic Theory of Brain Networks
This talk will describe my recent work with Cameron Musco and Merav Parter, on studying neural networks from the perspective of the field of Distributed Algorithms.   In our project, we aim both to obtain interesting, elegant theoretical results, and...
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March 23, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Prof. Josh McDermott
Please note room change. This meeting will be held in the McGover Reading Room Room #46-5165.
March 2, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Discussion will be moderated by Prof. Tomaso Poggio
MIT has announced a new institute wide initiative: The MIT Intelligence Quest [MIT iQ]
Prof. Poggio will lead a discussion about the new initiative, the upcoming launch on March 1, 2018, and possible involvement of CBMM community members. 
MIT iQ mission statement:
Forging connections between...
February 2, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Boris Katz
Brief summary of the CBMM-Google Summit, Mountain View, CA, from Jan. 17, 2018 to Jan 20, 2018.
Wei Ding & Akram Bayat
December 1, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Akram Bayat (UMass Boston, Visual Attention Lab) , Wei Ding (UMass Boston, Knowledge Discovery Lab)
Host: Mandana Sassanfar
Akram Bayat: From Motor Control to Scene Perception: Using Machine Learning to Study Human Behavior and Cognition
In this presentation, as part of my work at UMass Boston, two dimensions of implementing machine learning algorithms for solving two important real...
Niko Kriegeskorte
October 27, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Niko Kriegeskorte , Host/Moderator: Josh Tenenbaum , Panelists (CBMM faculty): Tomaso Poggio, Nancy Kanwisher, James DiCarlo, Josh McDermott, Sam Gershman, ...
Questions that the panel will focus on include:
- What does it mean to "understand" the brain, and especially the ventral stream, in the era of deep networks?  Can we come up with better, richer ways of comparing representations in models and brains, which are more revealing of how brains...
Alison Gopnik
October 20, 2017 - 4:00 pm
MIT 46-5165 (MIBR Reading Room)
Alison Gopnik, University of California at Berkeley
Abstract: Gopnik will speak for 20-30 minutes about how the study of cognitive development in babies and older children can inform the development of AI systems, and also how ideas from engineering might further our understanding of cognitive development across the lifespan. This short talk will be...