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Edward Adelson, Ph.D. John and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Vision Science
psychophysics; computer vision; visual perception
Mark Bear, Ph.D. Picower Professor of Neuroscience
synaptic plasticity; visual cortex; developmental brain disorders
Robert Berwick, Ph.D Professor of Computational Linguistics
grammar theory; computational linguistics
Emilio Bizzi, Ph.D. Institute Professor
motor cortex; muscle synergies; voluntary
Edward Boyden, PhD Benesse Career Development Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
neuroengineering; psychiatry; neural circuits
Emery Brown, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Computational Neuroscience and Health Sciences & Technology
neural signal processesing; point processes; general anesthesia
Stephan Chorover, Ph.D Professor of Psychology
Martha Constantine-Paton, Ph.D. Professor of Biology
synaptogenesis; development; disease
Suzanne Corkin, Ph.D. Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience
memory systems; neurodegeneration; neuroimaging
Robert Desimone, Ph.D. Doris and Don Berkey Professor of Neuroscience
attention; vision; synchrony
James DiCarlo, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Neuroscience
object recognition; neuronal computation; visual perception
Michale Fee, Ph.D. Professor of Neuroscience
songbirds; neural sequences
John Gabrieli, Ph.D. Grover Hermann Professor in Health Sciences and Technology and Cognitive Neuroscience
memory; brain imaging; cognition
Edward Gibson, Ph.D. Professor of Cognitive Sciences
language processing; quantitative linguistics; culture and cognition (piraha)
Ki Goosens, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
fear and stress; viral-mediated gene transfer; tetrode recording
Ann Graybiel, Ph.D. Institute Professor
basal ganglia; habit learning; multielectrode recording
Alan Hein, Ph.D. Professor of Experimental Psychology
Richard Held, Ph.D. Emeritus
Susan Hockfield, Ph.D. Professor of Neuroscience and President, MIT
Neville Hogan, Ph.D. Professor of Mechanical Engineering
motor control; robotics
Alan Jasanoff, Ph.D. Norman C. Rasmussen Career Development Associate Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
functional MRI; neural systems; reward learning
Nancy Kanwisher, Ph.D. Walter A. Rosenblith Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
human cognitive neuroscience; fMRI; vision and perception
Yingxi Lin, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
GABAergic synapses; neuronal activity; circuit homeostasis
Troy Littleton, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biology
molecular neuroscience; neurotransmitter release; synaptic plasticity
Carlos Lois, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
neurogenesis; genetics; development
Earl Miller, Ph.D. Picower Professor of Neuroscience, Associate Director, Picower Institute
executive; neurophysiology; cognition
Christopher Moore, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Neuroscience
cortex; dynamics; blood
Elly Nedivi, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Neurobiology
synaptic plasticity; activity-dependent genes
Aude Oliva, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
computational visual cognition; scene understanding; visual memory
Tomaso Poggio, Ph.D. Eugene McDermott Professor in the Brain Sciences and Human Behavior
computational neuroscience; vision; learning theory
Mary Potter, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology
picture perception and memory; attention; visual perception
Drazen Prelec, Ph.D. Digital Equipment Corporation LFM Professor of Management in the Sloan School
neuroeconomics; judgment and decision making; bayesian models
William Quinn, Ph.D. Professor of Neurobiology
drosophila; memory
Whitman Richards, Ph.D. Professor of Cognitive Sciences
cognition and perception; computation
Ruth Rosenholtz, Ph.D. Principle Research Scientist of Visual Cognition
vision; computational modeling; behavioral experiments
Rebecca Saxe, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience Fred and Carole Middleton Career Development Professorship
development; social cognition; neuroimaging
Peter Schiller, Ph.D. Dorothy W. Poitras Professor in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics
visual systems; oculomotor systems
Gerald Schneider, Ph.D. Professor of Neuroscience
axon development; regeneration
Laura Schulz, Ph.D. Class of 1943 Career Development Assistant Professor of Cognitive Sciences
cognitive development; causal learning; exploratory play
Sebastian Seung, Ph.D. Professor of Computational Neuroscience
connectomics; structure and function of neural networks
Morgan Sheng, M.B.B.S., Ph.D. Menicon Professor of Neurobiology
molecular cellular neuroscience; synaptic plasticity; diseases of synapses
Pawan Sinha, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Computational Neuroscience
computational vision; object recognition
Jean-Jacques Slotine, Ph.D. Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Information Sciences, Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Director of the Nonlinear Systems Laboratory
dynamics, robotics
Mriganka Sur, Ph.D., FRS Department Head and Newton Professor in Neuroscience
cerebral cortex; development, plasticity and dynamics; brain disorders
Joshua Tenenbaum, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Computational Cognitive Science
bayesian models of cognition; learning and inference; computational cognitive science
Susumu Tonegawa, Ph.D. Picower Professor of Biology and Neuroscience
learning and memory; mental retardation and psychiatric diseases; genetic engineering
Li-Huei Tsai, Ph.D. Picower Professor of Neuroscience, Director, Picower Institute
epigenetic regulation of learning and memory; alzheimer's disease; neurogenesis
Kenneth Wexler, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology and Linguistics
language acquisition; psycholinguistics; genetics of language
Matthew Wilson, Ph.D. Associate Department Head, Sherman Fairchild Professorship in Neurobiology and Picower Scholar
hippocampal learning and memory; sleep
Richard Wurtman, Ph.D. Cecil H. Green Distinguished Professor of Neuropharmacology
synapses; brain membrane synthesis; neurotransmitters
Weifeng Xu, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
synaptic plasticity; excitability; electrophysiology
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