To the brain, reading computer code is not the same as reading language

Neuroscientists find that interpreting code activates a general-purpose brain network, but not language-processing centers.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 15, 2020 ~7 min

Translating lost languages using machine learning

System developed at MIT CSAIL aims to help linguists decipher languages that have been lost to history.

Adam Conner-Simons | MIT CSAIL • mit
Oct. 21, 2020 ~5 min

“She” goes missing from presidential language

Even when people believed Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 election, they did not use “she” to refer to the next president.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 8, 2020 ~10 min

Comparing primate vocalizations

Study shows Old World monkeys combine items in speech — but only two and never more, unlike humans.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 3, 2019 ~7 min

Gauging language proficiency through eye movement | MIT News

Study tracks eye movement to determine how well people understand English as a foreign language.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
May 22, 2018 ~6 min

J-WEL names spring 2018 grant recipients | MIT News

Education Innovation Grant program for pK-12 and higher education awards $400,000 to MIT faculty to support education innovation both at MIT and globally.

Danielle Pagano | Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) • mit
May 7, 2018 ~7 min

Celebrating great mentorship for graduate students | MIT News

MIT’s Committed to Caring Award selects third slate of dedicated professors.

Office of Graduate Education • mit
April 24, 2018 ~8 min

Institute Professor Emeritus Morris Halle, innovative and influential linguist, dies at 94 | MIT News

Scholar conducted groundbreaking research, helped found MIT’s linguistics program, and inspired generations of students.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
April 3, 2018 ~13 min

MIT rates No. 1 in 12 subjects in 2018 QS World University Rankings | MIT News

MIT ranked within top 5 in 19 out of 48 subject areas.

Stephanie Eich | Resource Development • mit
Feb. 28, 2018 ~1 min

The writing on the wall | MIT News

Did humans speak through cave art? New paper links ancient drawings and language’s origins.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 21, 2018 ~7 min