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McGovern Institute for Brain Research

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 Patrick J. McGovern and Lore Harp McGovern, who are committed to improving human welfare, communication, and understanding through their support for neuroscience research.

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Brain confused by visual anomalies

MIT News

Added 8 years ago | 00:00:26 | 16088 views

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As you scan this visual scene (indicated with green circle), you spot a beaver out of the corner of your eye. As you glance towards it, the image is swapped for a monkey. Using analogous stimuli to produce swaps at specific locations in...

A View of the Brain

A View of the Brain

Added over 6 years ago | 00:00:19 | 7430 views

(00:18) Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides researchers with a non-invasive method for viewing the human brain in high resolution. This video shows a structural MRI produced at the Martinos Imaging Center at the McGovern Institute ...

Charlie Rose: The Perceiving Brain - Sight and Visual Perception -- with scientists Tony Movshon, Nancy Kanwisher, Ted Adelson, and Pawan Sinha

Charlie Rose: The Perceiving Brain ...

Added 7 years ago | 00:54:02 | 46711 views

The second episode of the Charlie Rose Brain Series, sponsored by the Simons Foundation. The topic is the Perceiving Brain: Sight and Visual Perception. With co-host Eric Kandel of Columbia University and the Howard Hughes Medical Instit...

McGovern 2010 Symposium: Samuel Wang

McGovern 2010 Symposium: Samuel Wang

Added over 6 years ago | 00:41:20 | 9137 views

(41:20) McGovern Institute 2010 Symposium: Cells, Circuits, and Behavior. This video features a talk by Samuel Wang of Princeton University. His talk is entitled, "Optical approaches to spying on sensory-motor processing in behaving rod...

2010 Scolnick Prize Lecture: Yuh-Nung Jan

2010 Scolnick Prize Lecture: Yuh-Nu...

Added over 6 years ago | 00:39:36 | 11533 views

(39:36) The McGovern Institute awarded the 2010 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience to Lily and Yuh-Nung Jan of the University of California, San Francisco. In this video, Yuh-Nung Jan delivers the first part of a joint prize lectur...

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