McGovern Institute for Brain Research

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The McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT is led by a team of world-renowned neuroscientists committed to meeting two great challenges of modern science: understanding how the brain works and discovering new ways to prevent or treat brain disorders.  The McGovern Institute was established in 2000 by Lore Harp McGovern and the late Patrick J. McGovern, with the goal of improving human welfare, communication and understanding through their support for neuroscience research.

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Hyperalignment: Modeling the shared deep structure of information encoded in fine scale cortical topographies

Speaker: James Haxby, Dartmouth Research Statement: My current research focuses on the development of computational methods for building models of...

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Impact of Memory Training on Brain Function

Three speakers will discuss the impact of memory training on brain function from a variety of different perspectives. Martin Dresler is an assistant...

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 10:30am to 12:30pm
MIT Colloquium on the Brain and Cognition

Research Summary Research efforts in the Polley Lab are directed towards understanding the mechanisms and clinical implications of brain plasticity....

Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Colloquium on Brain and Cognition with Dr. Buffalo

Our research is aimed at understanding the neural mechanisms that support learning and memory Using neurophysiological techniques, we record simultaneously...

Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
MIT Colloquium on the Brain and Cognition

Colloquium on the Brain and Cognition featuring Dr. Barry Connors, Brown University The neocortex is the largest and most unique part of the mammalian...

Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Book discussion with author Glenn Rifkin

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

20th USA Memory Championship Finals

Saturday, July 14, 2018

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