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Seeing faces is necessary for face-domain formation [Nature]
From the Livingstone lab, an important result in the requirements for the formation of face domains was just published in Nature Neuroscience.
BMM 2017 Summer Course Google X Fellows
Congratulations to Thomas O'Connell and Kasper Vinken for a successful completion of this year's BMM Summer Course. And a gracious thanks to Google X for enabling Thomas and Kasper's participation.
BMM 2017 Summer Course Hidary Fellow: Heather Kosakowski
Congratulations to Heather Kosakowski for a successful completion of this year's BMM Summer Course. And a gracious thanks to the Hidary Foundation for enabling Heather's participation.
9.523/6.861: Science of Intelligence
9.523/6.861 Science of Intelligence explores the problem of intelligence- its nature, how it is produced by the brain and how it could be replicated in machines -with an approach that integrates computational modeling, neuroscience and cognitive science.
Figure No. 3 from scientific paper.
Crowding is a visual effect suffered by humans, in which an object that can be recognized in isolation can no longer be recognized when other objects, called flankers, are placed close to it. In this work, we study the effect of crowding in artificial...
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In this talk, Kevin Murphy summarizes some recent work in his group which is related to visual scene understanding and "grounded" language understanding.
Figure No. 2 from CBMM Memo No. 068 - The Universal Law of Forgetting
"How important are Undergraduate College Academics after graduation? How much do we actually remember after we leave the college classroom, and for how long?..."
Image of brain slices.
Electrodes placed on the scalp could help patients with brain diseases. ... The new, noninvasive approach could make it easier to adapt deep brain stimulation to treat additional disorders, the researchers say.
Photo of a brain slice.
Pulses of electricity delivered to the brain can help patients with Parkinson’s disease, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and possibly other conditions. But the available methods all have shortcomings: They either involve the risks of surgery, fr
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Scientific American - Neuroscience | Bret Stetka | May 18, 2017
Symmetry Regularization
The properties of a representation, such as smoothness, adaptability, generality, equivari- ance/invariance, depend on restrictions imposed during learning. In this paper, we propose using data symmetries, in the sense of equivalences under transforma...
Figure No. 1 from scientific paper.
A dedicated network for social interaction processing in the primate brain, Science,  May 19, 2017
Today: Kevin Murphy (Google Research) will discuss recent work related to visual scene understanding and "grounded" language understanding. Talk: 4pm, May 26th, MIT Singleton Auditorium (46-3002)
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In this talk David S. Vogel, an award-winning predictive modeling scientist, discusses state-of-the-art machine learning techniques and the application of the these techniques to healthcare, recommendation systems, and finance.
Figure No. 10 from CBMM Memo No. 067
In Theory III we characterize with a mix of theory and experiments the generalization properties of Stochastic Gradient Descent in overparametrized deep convolutional networks. We show that Stochastic Gradient Descent (SGD) selects with high probability..