Past Issues

Brain Scan Issue No. 39

Fall 2016 Issue 39

McGovern researchers are using magnetic resonance imaging to peer into the infant mind.


Summer 2016 Issue 38

MIT researchers are developing new ways to understand autism.

Brain Scan Issue No. 37

Spring 2016 Issue 37

In this issue, we feature the work of Bob Horvitz, who has devoted his career to studying the microscopic worm known as C. elegans.

Brain Scan Issue No. 36

Winter 2016 Issue 36

In this issue we feature Feng Zhang and his groundbreaking work on the development of CRISPR, a genome-editing technology that has vastly increased our ability to alter the DNA of living cells, including those of humans.

Brain Scan Spring 2015, Issue No. 35

Spring 2015 Issue 35

McGovern researchers create unexpected new approaches to microscopy that are changing the way scientists look at the brain.

Issue 34

Winter 2015 Issue 34

McGovern investigators study intelligence to answer a practical question for both educators and computer scientists. Can intelligence be improved?

Brain Scan Fall 2014 Issue No. 33

Fall 2014 Issue 33

In this issue, we pull back the curtain on the lab of our newest faculty member, Gloria Choi, who joined us last year and is working to understand how the brain learns to make sense of smell.

Brain Scan Summer 2014 Issue no 32

Summer 2014 Issue 32

MIT’s new magnetoencephalography lab is starting to deliver results.

Brain Scan Spring 2014 Issue No 31

Spring 2014 Issue 31

After the passing of Pat McGovern, the McGovern Institute contemplates its past, present and future.

Brain Scan Issue 30

Winter 2014 Issue 30

Progress in science is often triggered when different fields come together, and there is no better example than the intersection of genomics and neuroscience, featured in this issue.

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