Embedded thumbnail for Metamers of neural networks reveal divergence from human perceptual systems [video]
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Nov 25, 2019
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December 4, 2019
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Publication Releases
CBMM Speaker(s):
Jenelle Feather, Josh McDermott
First author and MIT graduate student Jenelle Feather and MIT Associate Professor Josh McDermott discuss their recent paper, part of the NIPS 2019 Proceedings, where they investigated whether the invariances learned by deep neural networks actually...
Embedded thumbnail for Calibrating Generative Models: The Probabilistic Chomsky-Schützenberger Hierarchy
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Oct 29, 2019
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November 27, 2019
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Brains, Minds and Machines Seminar Series
Speaker(s):
Thomas Icard
Thomas Icard, Stanford Abstract: How might we assess the expressive capacity of different classes of probabilistic generative models? The subject of this talk is an approach that appeals to machines of increasing strength (finite-state, recursive,...
Embedded thumbnail for A conversation with Prof. Thomas Serre
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Nov 5, 2019
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November 7, 2019
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Scientific Interviews
CBMM Speaker(s):
Kamila Jozwik
Speaker(s):
Thomas Serre
On November 5, 2019, CBMM Postdoctoral Fellow Kamila Jóźwik took the opportunity to sit down and chat briefly with Prof. Thomas Serre of Brown University.
Embedded thumbnail for Feedforward and feedback processes in visual recognition
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Nov 5, 2019
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November 6, 2019
Part of
Brains, Minds and Machines Seminar Series
Speaker(s):
Thomas Serre
Thomas Serre - Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences Department, Carney Institute for Brain Science, Brown University Abstract: Progress in deep learning has spawned great successes in many engineering applications. As a prime example,...
Embedded thumbnail for Beyond Empirical Risk Minimization: the lessons of deep learning
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Oct 28, 2019
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October 29, 2019
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CBMM Special Seminars
Speaker(s):
Mikhail Belkin
Mikhail Belkin, Professor, The Ohio State University - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Department of Statistics, Center for Cognitive Science Abstract: "A model with zero training error is  overfit to the training data and  will...
Embedded thumbnail for Brain-Like Object Recognition with High-Performing Shallow Recurrent ANNs
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Oct 25, 2019
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October 25, 2019
CBMM Speaker(s):
Martin Schrimpf
Speaker(s):
Jonas Kubilius
Embedded thumbnail for Joshua Tenenbaum, Cognitive Scientist | 2019 MacArthur Fellow
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Sep 25, 2019
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September 25, 2019
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All Captioned Videos, CBMM Research
CBMM Speaker(s):
Joshua Tenenbaum
Joshua Tenenbaum is a cognitive scientist. He is combining computational models with behavioral experiments to shed light on human learning, reasoning, and perception, and exploring how to bring artificial intelligence closer to the capabilities of...
Embedded thumbnail for Neuroscience Methods Tutorial
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Aug 11, 2019
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September 20, 2019
Part of
Brains, Minds and Machines Summer Course 2019
CBMM Speaker(s):
Diego Mendoza-Halliday
Diego Mendoza-Halliday, MIT
Embedded thumbnail for Universal and Non-universal Features of Musical Pitch Perception Revealed by Singing
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Sep 16, 2019
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September 19, 2019
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All Captioned Videos, Publication Releases
CBMM Speaker(s):
Josh McDermott
Speaker(s):
Nori Jacoby
Published in Current Biology (09/2019)
Lead author Nori Jacoby and PI Josh McDermott discuss their findings on pitch perception in western cultures as compared to an indigenous society in Bolivia with limited western music exposure to see if...
Embedded thumbnail for A distributional point of view on hierarchy
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Sep 17, 2019
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September 18, 2019
Part of
Brains, Minds and Machines Seminar Series
Speaker(s):
Maia Fraser,
Maia Fraser, Assistant Professor University of Ottawa Abstract: Hierarchical learning is found widely in biological organisms. There are several compelling arguments for advantages of this structure. Modularity (reusable components) and function...

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