September 9, 2014 - 4:00 pm
Meeting Notes:
● New (?) members
● 25 postdocs (affiliated or participating)
○ announce in labs/PIs
● Mailing List
● Separate grad student list (use both lists for postdoc meetings)
● Meetings: 1 meeting every 3 weeks (MIT or Harvard)
● Organization for this year (Content)
● Role of...
September 9, 2014 - 3:00 pm
MIT: McGovern Institute Seminar Room, 46-5193
The 2014-2015 CBMM postdoc meetings will resume this Tuesday at MIT. The meeting schedule will be similar to last year’s: there will one meeting every three weeks, aligned with the regular CBMM weekly research meetings, and with the meeting location alternating between MIT and Harvard.
Open to:...
August 28, 2014 - 9:00 am
Woods Hole
CBMM Research Thrust Leaders will discuss continuing and new projects for NSF STC Award Year 2.
This meeting is by invitation only.
Engineering and Reverse Engineering Reinforcement Learning
July 18, 2014 - 10:00 am
MIT: McGovern Institute Singleton Auditorium, 46-3002
Summary: Psychologists and neuroscientists routinely borrow ideas from machine learning to understand and model reinforcement learning in humans and animals. Likewise, ideas from psychology and neuroscience filter into machine learning in a variety of ways. The goal of the workshop is to highlight...
June 30, 2014 - 9:00 am

CBMM Partners the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) and the University of Genova are organizing a machine learning course this summer in Genoa, Italy.
Regularization Methods for Machine Learning (RegML)
Instructors: Francesca Odone (francesca.odone [at] unige.it ); Lorenzo Rosasco (lorenzo....
Portrait by Leonard Greco
June 17, 2014 - 5:00 pm
Searching for the “Free Will” Neuron Gabriel Kreiman’s single-neuron measurements of unconscious decision-making may not topple Descartes, but they could someday point to ways we can learn to control ourselves. By David Talbot on June 17, 2014 “A variety of imaging studies in humans have revealed that brain activity related to decision-making tends to precede conscious action. Implants in macaques and other animals have examined brain circuits...
June 8, 2014 - 9:00 am
The CBMM offers an intensive 10-week summer research internship for advanced undergraduates from our partner institutions and other institutions with limited research opportunities to introduce women, students from under-represented minority groups, first-generation college students, students with...
Summer Course at MBL, Woods Hole: Brains, Minds and Machines
May 29, 2014 - 4:00 am
This intensive two-week course will give advanced students a “deep end” introduction to the problem of intelligence – how the brain produces intelligent behavior and how we may be able to replicate intelligence in machines. Today’s AI technologies, such as Watson and Siri, are impressive, but their...
Visual-object processing culminates in inferior temporal cortex (IT)
May 23, 2014 - 4:00 pm
Prof. Bevil Conway, Wellesley
Topic:  Progress on CBMM Challenge
To assess the organization of IT, we measured functional magnetic resonance imaging responses in alert monkeys to achromatic images (faces, fruit, bodies and places) and colored gratings. IT contained multiple color-biased regions, which were...
May 23, 2014 - 3:00 pm
MIT: McGovern Institute 46-4062
CBMM Postdoc Group meeting will be hosted at MIT this week.  Meet at 3pm, just prior to the weekly CBMM research meeting in 46-4062.
CBMM Investigator, Ed Boyden’s newest research: Illuminating neuron activity in 3-D
May 19, 2014 - 5:00 pm
CBMM Investigator Ed Boyden is in the news:  Featured on the NSF Homepage and MIT News. “Researchers at MIT and the University of Vienna have created an imaging system that reveals neural activity throughout the brains of living animals. This technique, the first that can generate 3-D movies of entire brains at the millisecond timescale, could help scientists discover how neuronal networks process sensory information and generate behavior....
Parsing Objects and Scenes in Two- and Three-Dimensions
May 16, 2014 - 4:00 pm
MIT: McGovern Institute Singleton Auditorium, 46-3002
Alan L. Yuille, Professor & Investigator, UCLA
Topic: Progress on CBMM Challenge
We continue the series of weekly discussions and reports on each CBMM challenge question describing progress and problems of ongoing work at CBMM.
Thrust 5 is focused on models for the CBMM challenge that can answer CBMM challenge questions while being...
May 16, 2014 - 3:00 pm
MIT: McGovern Institute Seminar Room, 46-5193
Meeting Notes:
Extend the CBMM postdoc group meetings to include also CBMM graduate students. The consensus was that CBMM graduate students are welcome to attend the meetings. The general agenda of the group meetings will still focus mainly on postdoc-related interests such as research activities,...
May 15, 2014 - 5:00 pm
With the goal of creating interactive dialog and building collaborations, researchers from the GE-Analytics lab and CBMM researchers met to discuss projects related to visual intelligence, image analysis, knowledge modeling, and neuroscience. The program started with an overview presentation about  CBMM by Matt Wilson, Associate Director, and from GE by Rahul Bhotika.  In the afternoon, GE and CBMM researchers presented their work to smaller...
May 9, 2014 - 4:00 pm
Ben Deen
Collaborator: Nancy Kanwisher, Rebecca Saxe; CBMM Thrust 4 – Social Intelligence
Progress of CBMM Challenge – Social Intelligence
The central aim of Thrust 4 is to understand nonverbal social perception, or the ability to make high-level social inferences from perceptual information, in...