April 12, 2021
Memory permits the reuse of past cognitive computations
Psychologists and neuroscientists have long studied memory using experimental tasks in which people or animals are presented with some information and then later asked...
white puzzle pieces with one piece not assembled
March 30, 2021
The purpose of play — for children, monkeys, rats or meerkats — has proved surprisingly hard to pin down. Scientists continue to toss around ideas.
By Chris Woolston
Anyone who has ever chucked a tennis ball in the general...
blue and orange banner reading "Reach Out"
March 29, 2021
Jarrod Hicks (MIT) and Dr. Mengmi Zhang (Children’s, Harvard) have been selected as semifinalists in the 2021 Reach Out Science Slam Communication Challenge, which is jointly sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF...
February 2, 2021
Prof. Amnon Shashua, CEO of Intel Mobileye and CBMM External Advisory Committee member, will speak as part of the MISTI MIT-Israel's Breaking Boundaries: Israelis in Science, Technology and the Economy series. CBMM's Director,...
January 14, 2021
Brain and cognitive sciences professor will lead the Institute’s interdisciplinary initiative to advance research in natural and artificial intelligence.
School of Science | MIT Schwarzman College of Computing
James DiCarlo, the...
January 12, 2021
EECS faculty head of artificial intelligence and decision making honored for significant and extended contributions to the field of AI.
Jane Halpern | Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
January 12, 2021
First virtual MIT Better World gathering featured MIT researchers sharing some of the ways the Institute excels as a hub of science and innovation.

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Nicole Estvanik Taylor | MIT Alumni Association

MRI view of human head/brain
December 16, 2020
Another recent study found that a unique signature exists in the brains of people suffering from loneliness, which makes them fundamentally distinguishable from others.
Sandipan Talukdar
While loneliness has been a matter of...
December 11, 2020
Written by: Dan Gutfreund
Exactly one year ago, a team of researchers from the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab and the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines presented a new dataset, called ObjectNet, for testing object recognition models...
two of Boston Dynamics' robots
December 9, 2020
Hyundai Motor Co. has decided to acquire the US robotics firm Boston Dynamics Inc. from SoftBank Group for slightly less than 1 trillion won ($921 million) and will finalize the acquisition at its Dec. 10 board meeting, according...