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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Modifications to chromosomes in “engram” neurons control the encoding and retrieval of memories.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~7 min
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In some situations, asking “what if everyone did that?” is a common strategy for judging whether an action is right or wrong.
Oct. 2, 2020 • ~7 min
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Scientists distinguish brain regions based on what they do, but now have a new way to overlay information about how they are built.
Sept. 24, 2020 • ~6 min
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A CRISPR-based test developed at MIT and the Broad Institute can detect nearly as many cases as the standard Covid-19 diagnostic.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~5 min
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Study also finds specific frequency bands of brain waves associated with encoding, or inhibiting encoding, of sensory information across the cortex.
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~6 min
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Study finds that the fusiform face area is active when blind people touch 3D models of faces.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~8 min
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New statistical model may help scientists understand how animals infer whether surroundings are novel or haven’t changed enough to be a new context.
Aug. 12, 2020 • ~6 min
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Part of the visual cortex dedicated to recognizing objects appears predisposed to identifying words and letters, a study finds.
Aug. 4, 2020 • ~7 min
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Recent advances give theoretical insight into why deep learning networks are successful.
July 27, 2020 • ~6 min
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