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Tue, 10/20/2020

Recurrent processing via prefrontal cortex, necessary for quick visual object processing in primates, provides a key insight for developing brain-like artificial intelligence. Read More...

Tue, 08/04/2020

A new study from MIT neuroscientists offers evidence that the brain’s inferotemporal cortex, which is specialized to perform object recognition, has been repurposed for a key component of reading called orthographic processing — the ability to recognize written letters and words....

Thu, 05/02/2019

What happens when an algorithm can ask neurons what they want to see? Read More...

Thu, 05/02/2019

Showing monkeys a series of computer-generated images and simultaneously recording the animals’ brain cell activities enables deep machine learning systems to generate new images that ramp up the cells’ excitation, according to two papers published today (May 2) in ...

Thu, 05/02/2019

 Showing weird patterns designed by an artificial intelligence program to macaques caused the monkeys’ brains to fire in ways that weren’t possible with real-world images. Read More...

Thu, 05/02/2019

Study shows that artificial neural networks can be used to drive brain activity. MIT NewsSciene Daily

Wed, 03/13/2019

Lead author Rishi Rajalingham has conducted neural perturbation studies to control Inferotemporal cortex activity at a high spatial resolution by injecting a drug that completely silences all neural activity in a small targeted brain region. He found that silencing small regions of IT impaired...

Mon, 09/17/2018

AI researcher Jonas Kubilius of MIT hopes his work will help win over neuroscientists. At CCN, he and MIT Ph.D. student Martin Schrimpf presented Brain-Score, a method for judging whether image-classifying neural networks are good models for the brain....

Fri, 08/03/2018

James DiCarlo and his team help define goals for primate-like object recognition by artificial neural networks. Read More...

Wed, 10/19/2016

The unifying theme of DiCarlo’s lab is to understand how we can recognize objects in the world using visual data – or how we are able to see. Read more..