A new paper examines how neuron-like implants could treat brain disorders

A new paper explores why neuron-like implants could offer a better way to treat brain disorders, control prosthetics, or even enhance cognitive abilities.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy | Sept. 20, 2019 | harvard
~6 mins   

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Study shows that students learn more when taking part in classrooms that employ active-learning strategies

A new Harvard study shows that, though students felt like they learned more from traditional lectures, they actually learned more when taking part in active-learning classrooms.

Peter Reuell | Sept. 4, 2019 | harvard
~8 mins   

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Harvard study: Artificial neural networks could be used to provide insight into biological systems

Martin Haesemeyer set out to build an artificial neural network that worked differently than fish’s brains, but what he got was a system that almost perfectly mimicked the zebrafish — and that could be a powerful tool for understanding biology.

Peter Reuell | Aug. 27, 2019 | harvard
~6 mins   

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Producer, consultant share creative ambition behind Pixar’s ‘Coco’

Harvard’s Office for the Arts will welcome producer Darla Anderson and cultural consultant Marcela Davison Aviles for a conversation about their work on the Academy Award-winning Pixar film “Coco.”

Jill Radsken | Oct. 31, 2018 | harvard
~6 mins   

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