MIT Quest for Intelligence Launch: Building a Social Brain (7:19)

MIT Quest for Intelligence Launch: Building a Social Brain (7:19)

Date Posted:  June 25, 2018
Date Recorded:  March 1, 2018
CBMM Speaker(s):  Rebecca Saxe

Early in the spring of 2018, MIT launched the MIT Quest for Intelligence to advance the science and engineering of both human and machine intelligence. This Institute-wide initiative “seeks to discover the foundations of human intelligence and drive the development of technological tools that can positively influence virtually every aspect of society.” At the MIT Quest Launch event on March 1, 2018, several CBMM faculty described their vision of this Quest for Intelligence, highlighting synergies with the scientific mission of the Center.

A key to understanding general human intelligence is to explore how it develops in infants and young children. Rebecca Saxe, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, describes her pioneering work on probing the neural basis of the development of social intelligence in infants, using methods such as fMRI and near-infrared spectroscopy.

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