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February 25, 2022
by Margaret Osborne
Excerpt:  "Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered that a specific set of neurons located in the auditory cortex in the brain respond to singing but not other sounds like...
February 23, 2022
New data shows that brain regions in infants just a few months old are specialized for faces, bodies, or scenes.
By Anne Trafton


Within the visual cortex of the adult brain, as MIT neuroscientist Nancy Kanwisher discovered...
February 22, 2022
MIT neuroscientists have identified a population of neurons in the human brain that respond to singing but not other types of music.
Anne Trafton | MIT News Office
For the first time, MIT neuroscientists have identified a...
February 21, 2022
A model’s ability to generalize is influenced by both the diversity of the data and the way the model is trained, researchers report.
Adam Zewe | MIT News Office

Artificial intelligence systems may be able to complete tasks...
Photo of Prof. Nancy Kanwisher
January 31, 2022
Professor and cognitive neuroscientist recognized for groundbreaking work on the functional organization of the human brain.
 
by Julie Pryor | McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT News
Excerpt:  The National Academy of...
January 31, 2022
[Foreword by CBMM's Mandana Sassanfar]
Taylor Baum first became involved with CBMM when she was selected to participate in the 2017 CBMM Undergraduate Summer Research Internships in Neuroscience. Taylor was invited to return to...
January 27, 2022
MIT neuroscientists have developed a computer model that can answer that question as well as the human brain.
Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

The human brain is finely tuned not only to recognize particular sounds, but also to...
January 20, 2022
Sharing food and kissing are among the signals babies use to interpret their social world, according to a new study.
Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

Learning to navigate social relationships is a skill that is critical for...
January 20, 2022
Even before they can talk, young babies know that two people must have a close relationship if they're willing to do to anything that involves swapping saliva.
Kissing on the mouth, sharing a spoon, taking licks off of someone's...
January 11, 2022
Nature Methods has named protein structure prediction the Method of the Year 2021.
If the Earth moves for you, among other reasons, the causes can be geologic or romantic. In science, in the context of predicting protein...

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