Spring 2018 Issue 44

McGovern Institute director Robert Desimone. Photo: Justin Knight

From the Director

For all the progress AI systems have made in fields like visual recognition and entertainment, AI systems still cannot match human intelligence in many areas, especially when they are faced with challenges that are unpredictable.

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Candace Ross is a graduate student in the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines at the McGovern Institute. Photo: Kris Brewer

Feature Story

Engineering Intelligence

Now in its fifth year, the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines is gaining traction on arguably the greatest problem in science -- understanding the human mind.

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Y. Eva Tan (left) and McGovern Investigator Ed Boyden (right). Photos: Justin Knight

Institute News

Ed Boyden Named Y. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology

McGovern Investigator Ed Boyden has been named the inaugural Y. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology.

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Kay and Ted Poitras (center) with Bob Desimone. Photo: McGovern Institute

In Memory of Ted Poitras

We regret to note that Ted Poitras of Haines City, Florida, a longtime friend and generous supporter of the McGovern Institute, passed away in January.

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Awards & Honors

Awards and Honors

Feng Zhang, Nancy Kanwisher and Bob Desimone

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Research News

Seeing the brain's electrical activity; molecular mechanisms of memory formation; miniaturized drug delivery; how conversations can change a child's brain

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Building 46 Holiday Party

On December 13, members of the MIT neuroscience community gathered in the atrium of Bldg 46 for a holiday party.

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Beautiful Brain Exhibit at MIT Museum

This spring, the MIT Museum will feature the drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal.

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