Photo of Prof. Tomaso Poggio, photo credit Kent Dayton
May 27, 2015 - 3:15 pm
Article is in Italian
Cover of Il Venerdi di Repubblica, May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015 - 3:45 pm
Click here to read article. Article is in italian.
Fast reading actions image
May 12, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Speaker: Maryam Vaziri Pashkam  
Humans are experts at reading others’ actions. They efficiently process others’ movements in real time to predict intended future movements. Here we designed a competitive reaching task to investigate real-time body reading in a naturalistic setting. Two subjects faced each other separated...
May 5, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Speaker: Marc Howard (BU) Host: Sam Gershman
Abstract: The Weber-Fechner law is a foundational rule of psychophysics that applies to many sensory dimensions.  Biologically, the Weber-Fechner law can be implemented by a set of cells with receptive fields supporting a logarithmic scale.  Psychologically, we have the ability to preferentially...
May 5, 2015 - 2:30 pm
By Invitation only.
Tomaso Poggio on OVO
May 5, 2015 - 10:15 am
Prof. Tomaso Poggio interviewed by OVO Italia. This interview of Prof. Poggio is in Italian, but a summary in English is on the Ovo website, below the video.
Building newborn minds in virtual worlds
April 28, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Prof. Justin Wood, USC
Abstract: What are the origins of high-level vision: Is this ability hardwired by genes or learned during development? Although researchers have been wrestling with this question for over a century, progress has been hampered by two major limitations: (1) most newborn animals cannot be raised in...
Prof. Thomas Serre
April 14, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Prof. Thomas Serre, Brown University
Abstract: Perception involves a complex interaction between feedforward (bottom-up) sensory-driven inputs and feedback (top-down) attention and memory-driven processes. A mechanistic understanding of feedforward processing, and its limitations, is a necessary first step towards elucidating key...
April 7, 2015 - 4:15 pm
Lindsey Powell (CBMM Thrust 1, CBMM Thrust 4)
Topic: Infants' Understanding of Social Actions
Abstract: Intentional human actions fall into at least two partially separable classes -- actions aimed at interacting with objects and actions aimed at interacting with people. The principles by which these two types of actions are effective vary...
April 7, 2015 - 3:00 pm
April 7, 2015 - 2:30 pm
McGovern Institute for Brain Science at MIT, Room 46-5165
By invitation only.
Ryan Adams
March 31, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Ryan Adams, Harvard University
Recent work on molecular programming has explored new possibilities for computational abstractions with biomolecules, including logic gates, neural networks, and linear systems.  In the future such abstractions might enable nanoscale devices that can sense and control the world at a...
Prof. Amnon Shashua, Hebrew University, Co-founder, Chairman & CTO, Mobileye (NYSE:MBLY), OrCam.
March 23, 2015 - 4:00 pm
MIT: McGovern Institute Singleton Auditorium, 46-3002
Prof. Amnon Shashua, Hebrew University, Co-founder, Chairman & CTO, Mobileye (NYSE:MBLY), OrCam.
Brief Biography:
Amnon Shashua holds the Sachs chair in computer science at the Hebrew University. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1993 from the AI lab at MIT working on computational vision where he pioneered work on multiple view geometry and the recognition of objects under variable lighting....