Drugs for psychiatric illnesses aren’t very effective. But new research is offering renewed hope for better medicines.
Gabriel Kreiman’s single-neuron measurements of unconscious decision-making may not topple Descartes, but they could someday point to ways we can learn to control ourselves.
Neuroscientists at MIT’s Picower Institute have demonstrated that optogenetics can be used to place false memories in the brains of lab rodents.
How does the brain speak to itself?
Robots can handle complex tasks in highly controlled industrial settings. But as MIT’s team in the DARPA Robotics Challenge can attest, getting them to work in disaster sites is much more daunting—and much more interesting.
Becoming a space explorer—and a meme.
Think of him as you scroll.
Singular coach leads boathouse renewal.
Extending a textile tradition.