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An MRI scan of the brain.
March 12, 2018
"Children as young as 3 have brain network devoted to interpreting thoughts of other people.
by Anne Trafton
Humans use an ability known as theory of mind every time they make inferences about someone else’s mental state — what...
Photos of Y. Eva Tan (left) and McGovern investigator Edward Boyden (right)
March 6, 2018
Neuroengineering leader appointed to new professorship at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research.
Julie Pryor | McGovern Institute for Brain Research
March 5, 2018, MIT News
 
Edward S. Boyden, a member of MIT’s McGovern...
Photo of Prof. Nancy Kanwisher
March 6, 2018
Vision Sciences Society has announced that Prof. Nancy Kanwisher will receive the 2018 Davida Teller Award at an awards ceremony on May 21, 2018.
VSS established the Davida Teller Award in 2013. Davida was an exceptional...
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...
February 14, 2018
By Mo Lotman
"After a long so-called winter, artificial intelligence has recently made amazing gains. Tomaso Poggio, Director of MIT’s Center for Minds, Brains, and Machines, explains why this success is still a long way from the...
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 dome
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...

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