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How the brain switches between different sets of rules

November 19, 2018

How the brain switches between different sets of rules

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

Cognitive flexibility — the brain’s ability to switch between different rules or action plans depending on the context — is key to many of our everyday activities. For example, imagine you’re driving on a highway at 65 miles per hour.

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Exploring unknowns in cancer, the human brain, and the road ahead

November 17, 2018

Exploring unknowns in cancer, the human brain, and the road ahead

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Brittany Flaherty | School of Science

Looking up at the sun-filled atrium of the Brain and Cognitive Sciences Complex, MIT senior Kerrie Greene smiles. “I love this building,” she says about the place that houses the lab where she first became interested in the inner workings of the human brain.

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