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MIT scientists discover fundamental rule of brain plasticity

June 22, 2018

MIT scientists discover fundamental rule of brain plasticity

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David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

Our brains are famously flexible, or “plastic,” because neurons can do new things by forging new or stronger connections with other neurons. But if some connections strengthen, neuroscientists have reasoned, neurons must compensate lest they become overwhelmed with input.

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How to control robots with brainwaves and hand gestures

June 19, 2018

How to control robots with brainwaves and hand gestures

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Adam Conner-Simons | CSAIL

Getting robots to do things isn’t easy: Usually, scientists have to either explicitly program them or get them to understand how humans communicate via language.

But what if we could control robots more intuitively, using just hand gestures and brainwaves?

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