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August 13th - September 3rd, 2017. Brains, Minds and Machines Summer Course. Woods Hole, MA.

August 11th, 2017. MSRP Summer Poster Session. MIT.

August 10th, 2017. Caltech. 30th anniversary of Computational and Neural Systems.

August 8th, 2017. “A journey from soccer and chess to neuroscience and artificial intelligence”. Summer Student Lunch on Neuroscience. Open to all high school & undergraduate students doing summer work at Harvard. Sponsored by the Harvard Brain Science Initiative.

July 27th, 2017. Single neuron recordings in the human brain. Summer Educational Program in Neuropsychiatric Functional Neuroimaging. Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

July 26th, 2017. How studying brains can help us get a deeper vision. Keynote lecture at CVPR workshop.

July 2017. William Lotter defended his thesis. Congratulations!

July 2017. Charlotte Mormann defended her thesis. Congratulations!

June 27th, 2017. Neurons don't play dice. Sigtuna Foundation Conference on Free Will.

February 2017. Gabriel Kreiman receives the McKnight award for Neuroscience research.

January 2017. An issue of Language, Cognition and Neuroscience devoted to localist representations and grandmother cells. Link to speciall issue. Link to our article.

September 2016. Biological and computational mechanisms of object recognition. Neuro 130 / 230 class.

September 2016. Brains, Minds and Machines summer course

August 2016. Wendy Fernandez presents a poster at the MIT Summer Research Poster session. List of posters.

July 2016. Variability in spike train responses is not intrinsic to neurons

July 2016. Epilepsy, the great teacher. Gabriel Kreiman at the Harvard Longwood Epilepsy Grand Rounds.

June 2016. Biology of Brain Disorders 2016. Gabriel Kreiman presented: "Translation of putative non-coding RNAs and potential implications for brain disorders". Dublin, Ireland.

June 2016. Brain, Minds and Machines Workshop. Gabriel Kreiman presented: "Pattern completion: from neural to computational codes". Sestri Levante, Italy.

June 2016: Gabriel Kreiman participated in: Deep Learning: Theory, Algorithms and Applications workshop at the Center for Brains Minds and Machines

May 2016: Leyla Isik, Jedediah Singer, Joseph Madsen, Nancy Kanwisher, and Gabriel Kreiman present: Probing human intracranial visual responses with commercial movies at the Visual Science Society Annual Meeting 2016

May 2016: Longwood Medical Area Ophthalmology Conference. Gabriel Kreiman presents: Visual Recognition: How it works and what to do when it doesn't work.

May 2016: Gabriel Kreiman presented at the SIAM (Society of Industrial Conference and Applied Mathematics) in Albuquerque New Mexico. Read more here

April 2016: Prof. Kreiman gives lecture: How free is Free Will? at the 34th Annual Interdisciplinary Series hosted by the University of Chicago.

March 2016: Prof. Kreiman gives a lecture at the 50th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS) at Princeton. More information can be found here.

March 2016: Gabriel Kreiman to present at Harvard Mind, Brain and Behavior Initiative. Mind Control: Past, Present and Future

Feb 2016: Biophysical principles of brain oscillations and their meaning for information processing. Cosyne Workshop.

Jan 2016: Quantitative Methods Workshop. MIT

Jan 2016: Neural Information Processing Systems Review NIPS 2015

Dec 2015: Hanlin Tang succesfully defended his Ph.D. thesis.

Dec 2015: NIPS Symposium: Brains, Minds and Machines

Dec 2015: The roles of recurrent and feedback computations in cortex. Gabriel Kreiman. NIPS Symposium. Montreal.

Dec 2015: Predicting episodic memory formation. Gabriel Kreiman. NIPS Workshop. Montreal.

Dec 2015: Applications open for Brains, Minds and Machines Summer Course 2016. Poster.

Nov 2015. The neuronal representation of information in the human brain. Book Review by Edmund Rolls.

Nov 2015: Biomedical informatics to understand and cure the human brain. Gabriel Kreiman at SHILAC 2015, Puerto Rico.

Nov 2015. Garrett Lam from the Kreiman lab wins Rhodes Scholarship

Nov 2015. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Nanosymposium. The Nature and Significance of Neuronal Variation. Richard Born and Gabriel Kreiman.

Nov 2015. Towards high level visual prosthetics to help the visually impaired. Gabriel Kreiman. Lighthouse Guild. New York.

Oct 2015. Lighthouse Guild Recognizes Krzysztof Palczewski, PhD and Gabriel Kreiman, PhD for Their Outstanding Contributions to Vision Science | Virtual Press Office press release

Oct 2015. Ayotunde Odejayi presents his summer research project at the 3rd annual Black Doctoral Network Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Sep 2015. Inception: towards high-level brain machine interface for the visually impaired. Gabriel Kreiman. Wills Eye Research Institute, Philadelphia, PA.

Sep 2015. Pattern completion during visual recognition. Gabriel Kreiman. Brown University.

Sep 2015. CBMM Workshop. A Turing++ Question: Who is there?

Aug 2015. Building Intelligence. MBL Catalyst.

Aug 2015. The course of the mind. Steven Ashley.

Aug 2015. Brains, Minds and Machines Summer Course -- Woods Hole, MA. Aug-13-2015 through Sep-02-2015. Link to YouTube videos.

June 2015. The neuronal representation of information in the human brain. Book review by Edmund Rolls. Brain (2015). 138:3459-3462.

June 2015. Kreiman lab alumn Arjun Bansal pushes Deep Learning Start-up Nervana

May 2015: The formation of episodic memories in the human brain. Gabriel Kreiman. Klingenstein-Simons Meeting. New York.

May 2015: Lighthouse Guild Recognizes Krzysztof Palczewski and Gabriel Kreiman for Their Outstanding Contributions to Vision Science

April 2015: Biological and computational codes in vision. Gabriel Kreiman. Singapore.

March 2015: New patent awarded. Identifying and modulating molecular pathways that mediate nervous system plasticity. PDF

March 2015: Pattern completion in the brain. Gabriel Kreiman. Vanderbilt University.

Jan 2015: Towards understanding the role of feedback in cortex. Richard Born and Gabriel Kreiman. Harvard Mind, Brain and Behavior Retreat.

Nov 2014: Human Single Unit Conference. Baltimore, MD.

Aug 2014: Understanding what happens inside the mind. MIT Technology Review

Dec 2014: 'Junk' DNA codes for proteins too!

Sep 2014: Brain prosthesis devices to improve memory. Article 1. Article 2. Article 3.

June 2014: Hacking the Soul

May 2014: Brains, Minds, and Machines. A Special Topics Course at MBL, Woods Hole, MA - Flyer

December 2013: Brainlike Computers, Learning From Experience

October 2013: Introduction to the new Center for Brains, Minds and Machines

September 2013: MIT News - Artificial-intelligence research revives its old amibitions

September 2013: Center for Brain Science- $25 million NSF grant to team including 6 CBS faculty

June 2013: - Deciphering Neural Codes

May 2013: Charla del neurocientifico Gabriel Kreiman "Reconocimiento visual: modelos y neuronas"

April 2013: Adevarul - Existenta liberului arbitru, pusa sub semnul intrebarii de o serie de studii neurologice

January 2013. Deciphering neural codes. NSF Career Award Snapshot.

May 2012: Neurologistas e neurocirurgioes discutem desafios comuns

December 2011:Frontiers in Perception Science -- Special Issue on "The timing of visual recognition"

September 2011: Taking Aim at Free Will

June 2011: New Findings on Free Will

Nov 2010: Sociefy for Neuroscience Career Development Award Link 1 Link 2 Link 3

September 2010: OnlyHardwareBlog - Improving Cognition In Computers

August 2010: USNews - Improving Cognition In Computers

May 2010: NSF Career Award

Jan 2010: Stanley Anderson receives NIH K08 award

September 2009: Announcement of New Innovator Awards

March 2008: See our discussion about "grandmother" cells in TICS 2008 (see also the cover at TICS)

Sept 2006: We moved! We are now at Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School

April 2006: Brain researchers see visual role for growth factor

Comments By Scientists

Quarterly Review of Biology. Neurobiology. (2013)

Scientific American. How Free is Your Will? Daniela Schiller and David Camel. (2011)

Faculty of 1000 recommendation on "Internally generated preactivation of single neurons in human medical frontal cortex predicts volition" (2011)

Faculty of 1000 recommendation on "Widespread transcription at neuronal activity-regulated enhancers" (2010)

Nature News and Views. Enhancers make non-coding RNA. Bing Ren. Nature (2010)

Neuron Preview. The speed of categorization in the human visual system. Simon Thorpe. Neuron (2009) 62:168-169

Dangers of Brain-O-Vision. Daniel Wegner (2007). Science 315:1078

Faculty of 1000 recommendation on "Object selectivity of local field potentials and spikes in the macaque inferior temporal cortex" (2006)

Nature News and Views: Friends and grandmothers. Charles E. Connor. Nature (2005) 435:1036-1037

Faculty of 1000 recommendation on "Gene expression changes and molecular pathways mediating activity-dependent plasticity in visual cortex".

Faculty of 1000 recommendation on "Invariant visual representation by single neurons in the human brain" by Quiroga et al.

Faculty of 1000 recommendation on "Consciousness and Neurosurgery" by Crick et al.

Faculty of 1000 recommendation on "Single neuron correlates of subjective vision in the human medial temporal lobe" by Kreiman et al.

Single neurons track your conscious vision - Science and Consciousness Review - 08/02/2002 [htt://]

Imagine... Peter Collins. Nature Reviews Neuroscience (2001) 2:9

Nature Neuroscience News and Views: Coding for visual categories in the human brain. Charles Gross. Nature Neuroscience (2000) 3:855-856

Comments By Journalists


Neuron 2011 See paper || See media

Nature 2010 See paper || See media

Neuron 2009 See paper || See media

Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2008 See paper || See media

Cerebral Cortex 2008 See paper || See media

Nature Neuroscience 2006 See paper || See media

Neuron 2006 See paper || See media

Science 2005 See paper || See media

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Genome Biology 2004 See paper || See media

Neurosurgery 2004 See paper || See media

PNAS 2002 See paper || See media

Nature Neuroscience 2000 See paper || See media

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Trends in Cognitive Science, March 2008

Neuron, 2014