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August 4, 2020
Part of the visual cortex dedicated to recognizing objects appears predisposed to identifying words and letters, a study finds.
Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
Humans began to develop systems of reading and writing only within the...
August 2, 2020
MIT researchers’ new theory illuminates machine learning’s black box.
by Cami Rosso
The resurgence of artificial intelligence (AI) is largely due to advances in pattern-recognition due to deep learning, a form of machine learning...
July 21, 2020
Recent advances give theoretical insight into why deep learning networks are successful
By Sabbi Lall, McGovern Institute
Deep learning systems are revolutionizing technology around us, from voice recognition that pairs you with...
July 14, 2020
The following article is about a science outreach programs organized by the CBMM Outreach Coordinator Mandana Sassanfar with the participation of our Nancy Kanwisher.
The science program for local high school students is remote...
July 1, 2020
Acoustic and biological constraints shape how we hear harmony across cultures.
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Sabbi Lall | McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Many forms of Western music make use of harmony, or the sound created by certain pairs...
June 25, 2020
The following story contains direct information on research efforts by CBMM PIs Antonio Torralba and Joshua Tenenbaum released in a jointly authored paper - https://arxiv.org/abs/2004.09476
Music gesture artificial...
June 22, 2020
The following story contains information on infant research conducted by CBMM PI Rebecca Saxe. The Netflix series discussed also features CBMM PI Laura Schulz and her research with toddlers - https://www.netflix.com/babies....
June 9, 2020
The following story contains direct information on research efforts by CBMM PI Laura Schulz, CBMM Research Collaborator and Alumnus Julian Jara-Ettinger and a platform that multiple CBMM sponsored research projects participate in...
May 19, 2020
We’ve built machines that are capable of incredible feats, yet still they have nothing on a baby.
By Will Knight
Elizabeth Spelke, a cognitive psychologist at Harvard, has spent her career testing the world’s most sophisticated...
April 21, 2020
Survey from the Saxe Lab aims to measure the toll of social isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Julie Pryor | McGovern Institute for Brain Research
After being forced to relocate from their MIT dorms during the Covid19 crisis...

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