“We didn’t build anything face-ish into our network [but] managed to segregate themselves without being given a face-specific nudge.”
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Sharing food and kissing are among the signals babies use to interpret their social world, according to a new study.
“At that time, it was just a wild idea, [...] that instead of just a loss of consciousness, anesthetics may do something to the brain that actually turns pain off.”
The human brain makes a striking deviation from the normal building plan.
MIT neuroscientists have identified a population of neurons in the human brain that respond to singing but not other types of music.
Dedicated circuits evaluate uncertainty in the brain, preventing it from using unreliable information to make decisions.
A lab identifies which genes are linked to abnormal repetitive behaviors found in addiction and schizophrenia.
Reading code activates a general-purpose brain network, but not language-processing centers.
Textual analysis of social media posts finds users' anxiety and suicide-risk levels are rising, among other negative trends.
Research suggests that aging affects a brain circuit critical for learning and decision-making.
A specialized MRI sensor reveals the neurotransmitter's influence on neural activity throughout the brain.
Using magnetic nanoparticles, scientists stimulate the adrenal gland in rodents to control release of hormones linked to stress.
Studying voice recordings of infected but asymptomatic people reveals potential indicators of Covid-19.
These prior beliefs help us make sense of what we are perceiving in the present.
Is the way we hear music biological or cultural?
In a study that might enable earlier diagnosis, neuroscientists find abnormal brain connections that can predict onset of psychotic episodes.
When you slow down after exiting the highway, or hush your voice in the library, you’re using this brain mechanism.
A new study from MIT has found that piano lessons have a very specific effect on kindergartners’ ability to distinguish different pitches, which translates into an improvement in discriminating between spoken words.
Researchers at MIT believe they might have located the neural regions responsible for pessimism.
Want to work out more? Eat more healthily? Quit smoking? These neurons control the fate of your habits.
Neuroscientists discover networks of neurons that stretch or compress their activity to control timing Anne Trafton | MIT News Office Timing is critical for playing a musical instrument, swinging a […]
Neuroengineering, defined as the application of engineering principles to neurological problems, then becomes how we engineer our relationship with existence itself.
The Los Angeles Hope Festival is the celebration and examination of hope and optimism, two paradigmatic mental attitudes that play a vital and influential role in our daily lives.
The first clinical trials on humans of CRISPR-Cas9-edited genes has begun in China.
A few months ago I posted a piece on the alarming resurgence in the use of lie detectors in the UK and the US. A new documentary looks at the use […]
A team of neurologists have begun mapping how individual neurons communicate with each other to perform basic biological functions. Their work may yield new insights on mental health.