James DiCarlo to head Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
February 2, 2012New department head succeeds Mriganka Sur, who will lead the new Simons Center for the Social Brain at MIT.
Boyden named inaugural recipient of IET’s Harvey Engineering Research Prize
January 6, 2012Honored for his pioneering research contributions to the field of optogenetics, in which neurons are genetically modified to respond to light.
Neuroscientists identify a master controller of memory
December 22, 2011One gene appears to regulate the brain’s ability to form new memories.
Dyslexia independent of IQ
September 23, 2011Brain-imaging study suggests that reading difficulties are the same regardless of overall intelligence — and that more children could benefit from support in school.
Localizing language in the brain
August 30, 2011New study pinpoints areas of the brain used exclusively for language, providing a partial answer to a longstanding debate in cognitive science.
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.
McGovern Institute honors pioneer in understanding brain hormones
March 29, 2011
5 from MIT win NIH awards
September 30, 2010The grants are designed to promote risky, innovative research with the potential to transform a field of study.
Postdoc awarded Otto Hahn medal of the Max Planck Society
July 13, 2010Honored for thesis on neural correlates of visual illusions
McGovern Institute video wins CINE Golden Eagle Award
July 7, 2010
Guoping Feng, expert on synapses and psychiatric disorders, joins MIT faculty
July 7, 2010