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Mar 29, 2018
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April 24, 2018
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Emma Kowal
Emma Kowal, MIT One of the biggest surprises in molecular biology was that genes in eukaryotic genomes are organized in pieces, and that some pieces, called introns, need to be removed from the gene transcript before protein can be made. In this...
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Apr 18, 2018
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April 24, 2018
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Scientific Interviews
CBMM Speaker(s):
Tomaso Poggio
Speaker(s):
Mikhail Belkin
On April 18, 2018, CBMM Director Tomaso Poggio had the opportunity to sit down and chat briefly with Prof. Mikhail Belkin of Ohio State University.
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Apr 18, 2018
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April 19, 2018
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All Captioned Videos, CBMM Special Seminars
Speaker(s):
Mikhail Belkin, Ohio State University
Abstract: A striking feature of modern supervised machine learning is its pervasive over-parametrization. Deep networks contain millions of parameters, often exceeding the number of data points by orders of magnitude. These networks are trained to...
Embedded thumbnail for Is a Turing test for intelligence equivalent to a Turing test for consciousness?
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Apr 13, 2018
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April 13, 2018
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All Captioned Videos, Brains, Minds and Machines Seminar Series
CBMM Speaker(s):
Christof Koch
Abstract: Rapid advances in convolutional networks and other machine learning techniques, in combination with large data bases and the relentless hardware advances due to Moore’s Law, have brought us closer to the day when we will be able to have...
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Feb 16, 2018
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February 22, 2018
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Scientific Interviews
Speaker(s):
Dr. Ann Hermundstad
On February 16, 2018, CBMM Postdoc Wiktor Mlynarski took the opportunity to sit down and chat briefly with Dr. Ann Hermundstad of the Janelia Research Campus.
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Feb 16, 2018
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February 16, 2018
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All Captioned Videos, CBMM Special Seminars
Speaker(s):
Ann M. Hermundstad
Ann M. Hermundstad, PhD, Janelia Research Campus Abstract: The brain exploits the statistical regularities of the natural world. In the visual system, an efficient representation of light intensity begins in retina, where statistical redundancies...
Embedded thumbnail for Nancy Tells a Story to Introduce her New Course: The Human Brain
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Feb 7, 2018
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February 13, 2018
CBMM Speaker(s):
Nancy Kanwisher
Prof. Nancy Kanwisher, MIT For more of Nancy's short talks about the brain, go here - http://nancysbraintalks.mit.edu This story serves as the introduction to Nancy's new course, "The Human Brain". Select lectures from her course will be appearing...
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Dec 7, 2017
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January 24, 2018
CBMM Speaker(s):
Joshua Tenenbaum
Josh Tenenbaum, MIT 30 minute presentation at Kinds of intelligence: types, tests and meeting the needs of society NIPS2017 Symposium - Center (Beverley) Theater, Long Beach Convention Center, CA.
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Jan 5, 2018
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January 5, 2018
CBMM Speaker(s):
Robert Desimone
Robert Desimone, MIT
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Jan 3, 2018
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January 5, 2018
CBMM Speaker(s):
Idan Blank
Idan Blank, a post-doctoral researcher at MIT, explains how MRI and fMRI work, and highlights some important principles for the design fMRI experiments that examine functional specialization in the brain. These principles are illustrated through two...

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