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New MRI sensor can image activity deep within the brain

February 22, 2019

New MRI sensor can image activity deep within the brain

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

Calcium is a critical signaling molecule for most cells, and it is especially important in neurons. Imaging calcium in brain cells can reveal how neurons communicate with each other; however, current imaging techniques can only penetrate a few millimeters into the brain.

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Exploring the nature of intelligence

February 21, 2019

Exploring the nature of intelligence

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Kim Martineau | MIT Quest for Intelligence

Algorithms modeled loosely on the brain have helped artificial intelligence take a giant leap forward in recent years. Those algorithms, in turn, have advanced our understanding of human intelligence while fueling discoveries in a range of other fields. 

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Jumping into new experiences

February 6, 2019

Jumping into new experiences

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Gina Vitale | MIT News correspondent

By his own admission, Héctor Javier Vázquez Martínez was underprepared to move to Zurich for a semester during his junior year. His cell phone plan didn’t work, he’d forgotten to change his money, and he didn’t know German. However, it didn’t take him long to find his way.

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