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 -
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 -
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...
April 18, 2020
Are we really going to bet that we can go back to life as normal without proper coronavirus tracking in place?
By Thomas L. Friedman
With these three short tweets...
April 16, 2020
Altruism toward strangers grows out of the emotional attachment between babies and their caregivers.
By Alison Gopnik
The last few weeks have seen extraordinary displays of altruism. Ordinary people have transformed their lives—...
April 14, 2020
MIT professors Sabine Iatridou, Jonathan Gruber, and Rebecca Saxe have been selected to pursue their work “under the freest possible conditions.”
Julie Pryor | McGovern Institute for Brain Research
MIT faculty members Sabine...
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April 2, 2020
A study on isolation’s neural underpinnings implies many may feel literally “starved” for contact amid the COVID-19 pandemic
By Lydia Denworth
Loneliness hurts. It is psychologically distressing and so physically unhealthy that...