Brain and cognitive sciences
Dyslexia independent of IQ
September 22, 2011Brain-imaging study suggests that reading difficulties are the same regardless of overall intelligence — and that more children could benefit from support in school.
‘I speak MISTI’
September 12, 2011MIT program sends students abroad for experiences tailor-made for their academic and professional interests.
Localizing language in the brain
August 29, 2011New study pinpoints areas of the brain used exclusively for language, providing a partial answer to a longstanding debate in cognitive science.
Portable, super-high-resolution 3-D imaging
August 8, 2011A simple new imaging system could help manufacturers inspect their products, forensics experts identify weapons and doctors identify cancers.
Daniel Schmidt, neurobiology postdoc, wins cancer fellowship
July 19, 2011Brain-tumor researcher named among 18 fellows
Of minds and machines
May 9, 2011Final installment of MIT’s 150th anniversary symposia explores intelligence — both human and artificial.
A clearer picture of vision
January 28, 2011New mathematical model of information processing in the brain accurately predicts some of the peculiarities of human vision.