Brain and cognitive sciences
3 Questions: Suzanne Corkin on new study of neuroscience’s most famous patient
January 28, 2014Preliminary analysis of H.M.’s brain tissue lays groundwork for more comprehensive studies.
A common brain pathway for anxiety and social behavior
January 15, 2014MIT neuroscientist Kay Tye finds a discrete brain circuit that controls social interaction, which is impaired in many brain disorders.
Crossing disciplines, and international borders
December 17, 2013Rhodes Scholar John Mikhael, who calls both the U.S. and Lebanon home, is also comfortable in many scientific fields.
Even when test scores go up, some cognitive abilities don’t
December 11, 2013MIT neuroscientists find even high-performing schools don’t influence their students’ abstract reasoning.
John Mikhael ’13 wins Rhodes Scholarship
November 23, 2013Recent MIT graduate in mathematics, who has also conducted research in neuroscience, will study at Oxford next year.
Three from MIT win NIH grants
September 30, 2013Boyden, Ting and Tye receive grants for innovative medical research.
Artificial-intelligence research revives its old ambitions
September 9, 2013A new interdisciplinary research center at MIT, funded by the National Science Foundation, aims at nothing less than unraveling the mystery of intelligence.
MIT launches the Center for Neurobiological Engineering
August 26, 2013Establishing a neuroengineering community that can set new research directions and address emerging issues in brain science.
Research update: Genome editing becomes more accurate
July 21, 2013Improved technique makes it easier to add or delete genes in living cells, with less risk of off-target DNA damage.