Exploring Neural Mechanisms Underlying Visual Object Recognition

James DiCarlo, Department Head and Professor of Neuroscience and Investigator at MIT, discussed his research on the neural mechanisms underlying humans’ seemingly effortless ability to solve complex problems of object recognition. Humans rapidly and accurately analyze visual environments, extracting latent content—such as category information, position, and size—from a pattern of … Continue reading

Method of extracting protein associated to high risk of Alzheimer’s from brain without impeding memory and learning discovered

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that progressively hinders memory and thinking skills among older people. This irreversible brain disorder cannot be cured as of now, but current studies are progressing towards developing treatments and preventative measures. A process of removing a protein linked to higher risk of Alzheimer’s … Continue reading