Reversing Alzheimer’s gene ‘blockade’ can restore memory, other cognitive functions
March 1, 2012Neuroscientists show that HDAC2 enzyme could be a good target for new drugs.
Neuroscientists link brain-wave pattern to energy consumption
February 8, 2012New model of neuro-electric activity could help scientists better understand quiescent brain states such as coma.
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.
MIT faculty speak at the World Economic Forum in Davos
February 1, 2012Talks explore the mind/machine interface and the science of predicting the economy, among other topics.
Seeking the neurological roots of conflict
January 23, 2012MIT neuroscientists explore how longstanding conflict influences empathy for others.
January 12, 2012By helping biologists turn their hunches into rigorous mathematical models, Polina Golland builds software that interprets medical images.
Unraveling how a mutation can lead to psychiatric illness
November 17, 2011MIT neuroscientists show that a gene linked with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder impairs early brain development.
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.
Five from MIT win NIH grants
September 20, 2011Grants support biomedical research that will ‘challenge the status quo’ with risk-taking, innovative ideas.
MIT part of $18.5 million effort to create mind-machine interface
July 14, 2011New multi-institution center will work on robotic interaction with nervous system
Moving inventions to the marketplace
June 16, 2011MIT/Harvard symposium seeks commercial opportunities for emerging technologies.
What makes an image memorable?
May 24, 2011Hint: We tend to remember pictures of people much better than wide open spaces.
Of minds and machines
May 9, 2011Final installment of MIT’s 150th anniversary symposia explores intelligence — both human and artificial.
Jerome Lettvin, MIT professor emeritus, dies at 91
April 29, 2011Dynamic cognitive scientist made key contributions to neurophysiology and vision science.
McGovern Institute honors pioneer in understanding brain hormones
March 29, 2011