Neuroscientists find that interpreting code activates a general-purpose brain network, but not language-processing centers.
Dec. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
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Opioid receptor MOR1 changes discovered in neurodegenerative disease model.
Dec. 10, 2020 • ~5 min
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Adding a module that mimics part of the brain can prevent common errors made by computer vision models.
Dec. 3, 2020 • ~8 min
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What's SSUP? The Sample, Simulate, Update cognitive model developed by MIT researchers learns to use tools like humans do.
Nov. 24, 2020 • ~5 min
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Fluorescent imaging technique simultaneously captures different signal types from multiple locations in a live cell.
Nov. 23, 2020 • ~7 min
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Neuroscientists find that isolation provokes brain activity similar to that seen during hunger cravings.
Nov. 23, 2020 • ~8 min
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Textual analysis of social media posts finds users’ anxiety and suicide-risk levels are rising, among other negative trends.
Nov. 5, 2020 • ~8 min
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Research on mice suggests aging affects a brain circuit critical for learning to make some types of decisions.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~8 min
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Recurrent processing via prefrontal cortex, necessary for quick visual object processing in primates, provides a key insight for developing brain-like artificial intelligence.
Oct. 20, 2020 • ~5 min
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Tool developed at MIT simultaneously measures chemical and electrical brain signals, revealing unexpectedly complex relationship between brain signals.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~7 min
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