Press Release & News Articles

October, 16, 2013: Harvard SEAS news: What makes a data visualization memorable?

Research Programs & Events

August, 2012: The National Science Foundation CISE and CRCNS program announces " the French-US collaboration in Computational Neuroscience " grant program based on the binational workshop on Opportunities for US-French collaboration organized by Aude Oliva & Alain Destexhe in December 2011.

January, 1, 2012: Andrea Bocelli Foundation supports the multidisciplinary "MIT Fifth Sense Project: Providing the Functions of Vision to Blind People"

November, 8, 2011: MIT News spotlight: "Oliva explores new ground in computational perception at CSAIL"

October 11, 2011: MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory spotlight: "Researchers push towards new frontiers in computer vision"


June, 22, 2012: The Scientist, News article on Konkle & Oliva, Neuron, 2012: A real-world size organization of object responses in occipito-temporal cortex. Size does matter

June, 20, 2012: MIT Press release article on Konkle & Oliva, Neuron, 2012: A real-world size organization of object responses in occipito-temporal cortex. All things big and small: the brain’s discerning taste for size

Memory & Memorability

Oct, 2013: Harvard SEAS news: What makes a data visualization memorable?article

May, 2013: SPIE Newsroom: What makes a picture memorable?article SPIE website

May, 2012: Scientific American: Why is memory so good and so bad?

May 2012: CNN Health: So, you are a cybord, now what?

December, 2011: Scientific American: Mind: Photos with strange or funny details deemed most memorable

May 24, 2011: MIT Press release article: What makes an image memorable? about our Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition - CVPR - 2011 article .

January, 2009: Discover Magazine - Top 100 Science Stories of 2008: You, Too, Have a Photographic Memory

September 8, 2008: MIT News: Total Recall: Human memory capacity much bigger than previously though. Official MIT press release on our article Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2008) article

December, 2008: Science Central TV segment: Your Memory is Bigger and Better than Scientists Expected

December, 2008: WBKO:New Research Reveals Powerful Human Memory

November, 2008: Scientific American: Why do we forget things?

September, 2008: The Washington Post: Brain's Memory Capacity Much Larger than Believed

September, 2008: Live Science: Human have astonishing memories, study finds

September, 2008: Researchers find memory capacity much bigger than previsouly thought

September, 2008: Softpedia: Human Memory is Much Better than Expected, Says a Recent Study. MIT researchers proved memory can be pushed further than previously believed

September, 2008: Medical News Today:Total Recall - MIT Researchers: Human Memory Capacity Much Bigger Than Previously Thought

September, 2008: Ars technica: Probing the limits of visual memory

September, 2008: NU. Capaciteit menselijk geheugen blijkt onverwacht groot

Vision & Hybrid Images

June, 2012: Magic Magazine features how to use hybrid in a magic showin the article: Seen Yet Unseen

December, 2011: MIT Museum of Science sells postcards of two hybrids images of the "Eight Einsteins series"

September 9, 2011: Scientific American: Mind, features a new Einstein Alter Ego Hybrid Image in the article : The Eyes Have It

June, 2011: Science & Vie Junior (French, page 41) features Albert Potter hybrid

March 2011: Spiegel (German magazine) features Dr Angry & Mr Smile hybrid

July, 2010: Scientific American: Mind, features several hybrid images in their special issue "169 Best Illusions" (pages 26 and 28): What's in a face?

2010: Universal Principles of Design, by W. Lidwell, K. Holden & J. Butler, refers to hybrid images as a new principle of design: VisuoSpatial Resonance (page 252-253).

August, 2009: Focus (Italy, pages 20-23): Article featuring several hybrids from SIGGRAPH 2006 paper: Vedi Doppio!

July, 2009: Science & Vie Junior (French, page 45) feature Marilyn Einstein in their section Les Illusions d'Optiques: La belle ou la bete?

May, 2009: Wired Magazine. (page 19): Double Vision

November, 2008: The New York Times (section Escapes): Hybrids at MIT museum featured in A Science Lover's Kind of Town

September 29, 2007: The hybrid series Eight Einsteins goes on exhibition at the MIT Museum in the new Mark Epstein Gallery. See the Press Release

July/August 2007: Ca m' Interesse (French magazine) features Marilyn Einstein hybrid (page 53) in their section "Tests et Jeux"

June 2007: Quo (Spain). Tan Cerca, Tan Lejos

June 2007: The Canberra Times (Austraila) features Hybrid Images Dr Angry & Mr Smile

March 31, 2007: New Scientist Magazine, (issue 2597), features Hybrid Images in the article Now you see them... A new type of optical illusion is helping us to understand how the brain processes visual scenes. pdf of the article

June/July 2006: Scientific American: Mind, features Hybrid Images in the article Cracking the DaVinci Code

February 2006: Ca m' Interesse (French magazine) features M. Colere ou Mme Calme?


Service to Scientific Community

A list of more than 50 fellowships for prospective graduate students, current graduate students and post-doctoral students in all disciplines related to brain and cognitive sciences, as well as computer science is available here: Graduate Study Fellowships Post-doctoral Fellowships