Spring 2013 Issue 27
From the Director
In a recent speech at the White House, President Obama announced a new initiative to understand the brain, which he described as one of the grand challenges for the scientific community and for the nation as a whole. The President’s initiative will focus especially on the development …Read More
The summer after John Gabrieli finished college with a literature degree from Yale, he found himself in a store in Harvard Square, wondering what to do next.
“I was looking at books and found this,” he says, walking to a shelf in his cluttered office at the McGovern Institute and pulling…Read More
Robert Desimone and Ed Boyden were invited to the White House on Tuesday, April 2, when President Barack Obama announced a new initiative to understand the human brain.
The McGovern researchers, along with MIT faculty colleagues Emery Brown and Sebastian Seung, were among a group of leading…Read More
Awards & Honors
Martha Constantine-Paton is among nine MIT faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The new class, which includes leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the arts and humanities, will be inducted at a ceremony on October 12 in Cambridge, MA. Constantine-Paton…Read More
John Gabrieli collaborated with colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston University to study how brain connectivity is altered in autism. They used magnetoencephalography to measure how strongly different brain regions are communicating with each other, and found…Read More