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Jul 13, 2016
Andrei Barbu, Research Scientist at MIT, discusses using language to understand vision and vision to understand language. He shows how the simple ability to compare an English sentence and a video clip can form the basis for many tasks such as...
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Jul 8, 2015
Ed Boyden, Professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, leads the Synthetic Neurobiology Group, which develops tools for analyzing and repairing complex biological systems such as the brain, and applies them...
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Jul 8, 2015
Ed Boyden, Professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, leads the Synthetic Neurobiology Group, which develops tools for analyzing and repairing complex biological systems such as the brain, and applies them...
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Jul 8, 2015
Ed Boyden, Professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, leads the Synthetic Neurobiology Group, which develops tools for analyzing and repairing complex biological systems such as the brain, and applies them...
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Jun 20, 2018
Emery Brown, Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT and Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard, describes how general anesthesia induced by drugs such as Propofol alters neural oscillations in the brain, as measured with EEG. He presents a...
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Jun 8, 2016
Winrich Freiwald, Professor of Neurosciences and Behavior at The Rockefeller University, discusses the connection between sociality and intelligence, the importance of face processing for social cognition, and the neural machinery underlying face...
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Jul 22, 2016
John Gabrieli, MIT
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Jul 26, 2017
Sam Gershman, Professor of Psychology at Harvard, discusses how we might build machines that learn and think like people, by combining insights from cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and computational neuroscience. Dr. Gershman elaborates...
Embedded thumbnail for The Neural Basis of Perceiving Human Visual Social Perception (37:39)
Jun 6, 2018
Leyla Isik, a post-doctoral researcher at MIT, studies how the human brain recognizes objects and social interactions, using MEG, fMRI, and computational modeling. Dr. Isik first describes her work on decoding the information in MEG signals measured...
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Jul 15, 2015
Leyla Isik, post-doctoral researcher at MIT and Boston Children's Hospital, explains how to use neural decoding to study object and action recognition in the human brain. By decoding the information contained in MEG signals measured in human...
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Jun 17, 2020
[The video is missing the first few minutes of the talk due to technical difficulties.] Nancy Kanwisher, MIT
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Jul 20, 2016
Nancy Kanwisher, MIT
Embedded thumbnail for Functional Specificity in the Human Brain: A Very Brief History (12:41)
Jul 29, 2015
Nancy Kanwisher, the Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department at MIT, describes the history of attempts to localize functionally specific regions in the brain, from the 18th century...
Embedded thumbnail for Functional Specificity: What it means and what it doesn't (17:53)
Jul 29, 2015
Nancy Kanwisher, the Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department at MIT, talks about the history of attempts to find functionally specific regions in the human brain, what it means for a...
Embedded thumbnail for Why Use Functional Regions of Interest (fROIs)? (25:17)
Jul 29, 2015
Nancy Kanwisher, the Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department at MIT, talks about the history of attempts to find functionally specific regions in the human brain, what it means for a...
Embedded thumbnail for What's special about human brains? (14:48)
Jul 29, 2015
Nancy Kanwisher, the Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Department at MIT, talks about the history of attempts to find functionally specific regions in the human brain, what it means for a...
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Jul 10, 2019
Boris Katz of MIT discusses how he got into his field of research, and shows some projects that he has and is working on, with visiting summer students.
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Jul 1, 2015
Talia Konkle, Harvard University
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Jul 1, 2015
Talia Konkle, Harvard University
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Jul 1, 2015
Talia Konkle, Harvard University
Embedded thumbnail for Everything you always wanted to know about the visual system but were afraid to ask
Jul 25, 2018
Gabriel Kreiman, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Embedded thumbnail for Foundational architecture of human language comprehension, production, and acquisition (1:13:01)
Aug 1, 2018
Roger Levy, Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, describes his research on human language understanding, which integrates linguistic theory, computational models, psychological experimentation using measurements such as eye tracking...
Embedded thumbnail for Sound, Ears, Brains and the World (59:15)
Jul 6, 2016
Josh McDermott, Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, describes the early stages of human auditory processing and addresses how important information about the world can be derived from sound. Combining studies of auditory perception...
Embedded thumbnail for The visual alphabet 2.0 (32:57)
Jul 31, 2019
Carlos Ponce, Professor of Neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine, describes a recent study that explores how neurons in inferotemporal (IT) cortex of the monkey visual system encode complex patterns for recognition. The video...
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Jun 29, 2020
[The video is missing the first few minutes of the talk due to technical difficulties.] Pawan Sinha, MIT
Embedded thumbnail for A developmental perspective on brains, minds and machines (1:17:15)
Jul 22, 2015
Elizabeth Spelke, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Laboratory for Developmental Studies at Harvard, presents a developmental perspective on brains, minds and machines. Studies of cognitive development in infants can provide insights about...