Cognition

What counts as fair?

November 9, 2015

What counts as fair?

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

There are many ways to divvy up a pile of cookies. Among the possibilities: Everyone can get an equal number, or those who contributed more to the cookie baking can get a larger share.

Music in the brain

December 16, 2015

Music in the brain

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

Scientists have long wondered if the human brain contains neural mechanisms specific to music perception.

Learning more about the brain

March 24, 2016

Learning more about the brain

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Steve Calechman | MIT Industrial Liaison Program

The question is straightforward enough: How does the brain learn to make sense of the visual world? The full answer is complicated by the fact that infants can’t talk about what they’re taking in.

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