Brain and cognitive sciences

Noninvasive brain control

June 29, 2014

Noninvasive brain control

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

Optogenetics, a technology that allows scientists to control brain activity by shining light on neurons, relies on light-sensitive proteins that can suppress or stimulate electrical signals within

Hacking for good

September 16, 2014

Hacking for good

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Rob Matheson | MIT News Office

Hacking is often done with malicious intent. But the two MIT alumni who co-founded fast-growing startup Tinfoil Security have shown that hacking can be put to good use: improving security.  

Using science for service

September 24, 2014

Using science for service

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Julia Sklar | MIT News correspondent

MIT senior Sofia Essayan-Perez, majoring in brain and cognitive sciences with a minor in applied international studies, has founded an educational nonprofit, conducted neuroscience research, and tu

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