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July 13, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Dr. Leyla Isik, Kanwisher Lab (MIT) and Kreiman Lab (Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical)
Abstract:
Social interaction perception is a crucial part of the human visual experience that develops early in infancy and is shared with other primates. However, it remains largely unknown how humans compute information about others’ social interactions from visual input. In the first part of my...
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June 8, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Dr. Nima Deghani (MIT Physics)
Abstract:  Thalamus has traditionally been considered as only a relay source of cortical inputs, with hierarchically organized cortical circuits serially transforming thalamic signals to cognitively-relevant representations. Given the absence of local excitatory connections within the thalamus, the...
Dr. SueYeon Chung
June 1, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Dr. SueYeon Chung (MIT, BCS Fellow in Computation)
Object manifolds arise when a neural population responds to an ensemble of sensory signals associated with different physical features (e.g., orientation, pose, scale, location, and intensity) of the same perceptual object. Object recognition and discrimination require classifying the manifolds in...
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May 18, 2018 - 4:00 pm
 Prof. Sasha Rakhlin
Please note change in date, talk was rescheduled from April 6th to May 18th.
May 11, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Prof. Nancy Lynch, MIT CSAIL
Title: An Algorithmic Theory of Brain Networks
This talk will describe my recent work with Cameron Musco and Merav Parter, on studying neural networks from the perspective of the field of Distributed Algorithms.   In our project, we aim both to obtain interesting, elegant theoretical results, and...
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March 23, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Prof. Josh McDermott
Please note room change. This meeting will be held in the McGover Reading Room Room #46-5165.
March 2, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Discussion will be moderated by Prof. Tomaso Poggio
MIT has announced a new institute wide initiative: The MIT Intelligence Quest [MIT iQ]
Prof. Poggio will lead a discussion about the new initiative, the upcoming launch on March 1, 2018, and possible involvement of CBMM community members. 
MIT iQ mission statement:
Forging connections between...
February 2, 2018 - 4:00 pm
Boris Katz
Brief summary of the CBMM-Google Summit, Mountain View, CA, from Jan. 17, 2018 to Jan 20, 2018.
Wei Ding & Akram Bayat
December 1, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Akram Bayat (UMass Boston, Visual Attention Lab) , Wei Ding (UMass Boston, Knowledge Discovery Lab)
Host: Mandana Sassanfar
Akram Bayat: From Motor Control to Scene Perception: Using Machine Learning to Study Human Behavior and Cognition
Abstract:
In this presentation, as part of my work at UMass Boston, two dimensions of implementing machine learning algorithms for solving two important real...
Niko Kriegeskorte
October 27, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Niko Kriegeskorte , Host/Moderator: Josh Tenenbaum , Panelists (CBMM faculty): Tomaso Poggio, Nancy Kanwisher, James DiCarlo, Josh McDermott, Sam Gershman, ...
Questions that the panel will focus on include:
 
- What does it mean to "understand" the brain, and especially the ventral stream, in the era of deep networks?  Can we come up with better, richer ways of comparing representations in models and brains, which are more revealing of how brains...
Alison Gopnik
October 20, 2017 - 4:00 pm
MIT 46-5165 (MIBR Reading Room)
Alison Gopnik, University of California at Berkeley
Abstract: Gopnik will speak for 20-30 minutes about how the study of cognitive development in babies and older children can inform the development of AI systems, and also how ideas from engineering might further our understanding of cognitive development across the lifespan. This short talk will be...
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October 13, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Prof. Alan Yuille, John Hopkins University
Abstract: This talk will update progress on a research program which was presented in “Deep Networks and Beyond” at the CBMM AI workshop at Stanford. The goal is to develop hierarchical architectures with the same strong performance abilities as deep networks but which are also able to model the...
October 6, 2017 - 4:00 pm
CBMM PIs
We will introduce the 4 proposed modules for CBMM's renewal. CBMM PIs will present and discuss their research plans and goals at CBMM for the next 5 years. The talks session will be followed by a reception/party (6pm-8pm) to celebrate the renewal by NSF.
Contact for details: Guy Ben-Yosef, gby@mit....
May 30, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Noam Chomsky (MIT)  
Title: Language and Evolution
In their latest book, Why Only Us: Language and Evolution, Berwick and Chomsky discuss the biolinguistic perspective on language, which views language as a particular object of the biological world; the computational efficiency of language as a system of thought and...