Tag: Brain and cognitive sciences

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A new model of vision

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When we open our eyes, we immediately see our surroundings in great detail. How the brain is able to form these richly detailed representations of...
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Bringing artificial intelligence into the classroom, research lab, and beyond

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Artificial intelligence is reshaping how we live, learn, and work, and this past fall, MIT undergraduates got to explore and build on some of the...
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Differences between deep neural networks and human perception

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When your mother calls your name, you know it’s her voice — no matter the volume, even over a poor cell phone connection. And when...
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Josh Tenenbaum receives 2019 MacArthur Fellowship

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Josh Tenenbaum, a professor in MIT’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences who studies human cognition, has been named a recipient of a 2019 MacArthur...
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A comprehensive map of how Alzheimer’s affects the brain

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MIT researchers have performed the first comprehensive analysis of the genes that are expressed in individual brain cells of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. The results...
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Robot hand is soft and strong

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Fifty years ago, the first industrial robot arm (called Unimate) assembled a simple breakfast of toast, coffee, and champagne. While it might have looked like...
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How the brain switches between different sets of rules

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Cognitive flexibility — the brain’s ability to switch between different rules or action plans depending on the context — is key to many of our...
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Machines that learn language more like kids do

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Children learn language by observing their environment, listening to the people around them, and connecting the dots between what they see and hear. Among other...
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Machine-learning system processes sounds like humans do

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Using a machine-learning system known as a deep neural network, MIT researchers have created the first model that can replicate human performance on auditory tasks...

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