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Photo of Prof. Josh McDermott doing field research.
February 20, 2018
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) awards two Troland Research Awards, in the amount of $75,000, annually to recognize "unusual achievement by young investigators (defined as no older than 40) and to further empirical...
Alison Gopnick presenting in The Beverly O’Neill Theater to a full house
February 12, 2018
New ideas and old friends
Written by Kris Brewer, photos by Tomotake Sasaki
 The annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), traditionally held in December, continues to grow since its inception in...
 MIT Intelligence Quest
February 1, 2018
New Institute-wide initiative will advance human and machine intelligence research.
Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office
February 1, 2018 
"MIT today announced the launch of the MIT Intelligence Quest, an initiative to discover the...
Members of the CBMM management team include Mandana Sassanfar, Joshua Tenenbaum, Kenneth Blum (Harvard), Kathleen Sullivan, Tomaso Poggio, Matt Wilson, Boris Katz, Gabriel Kreiman, Ellen Hildreth and Nancy Kanwisher. Photo credit: Kris Brewer.
January 31, 2018
by Sara Cody
When it comes to brain teasers, understanding how the human mind produces intelligent behavior is one of the most puzzling. Especially when it comes to programming machines with human-level intelligence. Figuring out...
Yen-Ling Kuo
January 11, 2018
In September 2014, Siemens Healthcare generously established the CBMM Siemens Graduate Fellowship. This fellowship provides support, for one academic year, to an MIT graduate student whose research bridges two of the main CBMM...
Members from both groups talking
January 9, 2018
On December 13-14, 2017, principal investigators from CBMM and the Science of Intelligence Initiative (SCIoI) held a workshop at MIT to determine joint research initiatives. SCIoI is currently under review as a proposed Cluster...
Tomaso Poggio, the Eugene McDermott Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and director of the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines. Photo: Jason Grow
January 1, 2018
"On a quest to demystify deep learning, Tomaso Poggio glimpses tantalizing implications for human intelligence

by John Pavlus

Talk to neuroscientist Tomaso Poggio for any length of time, and you’re likely to learn more than one...
Susan Epstein
December 22, 2017
Hunter College’s new interdisciplinary course in computational cognitive neuroscience has just received approval as a Scientific World course for all 278,000 students at The City University of New York (CUNY). As a partner in MIT...
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December 13, 2017
Larry Hardesty | MIT News Office
December 13, 2017
Excerpt:  "Josh Tenenbaum, a professor of brain and cognitive sciences at MIT, directs research on the development of intelligence at the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines,...
Screenshot from video clip.
November 23, 2017
Ten-month-old infants determine the value of a goal from how hard someone works to achieve it.
Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
November 23, 2017
 
Excerpt:
Babies as young as 10 months can assess how much someone values a...

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