Teaching community organizers via WhatsApp yields encouraging results in South Africa, according to MIT Governance Lab research.
You searched for: MIT Governance Lab
Sharing food and kissing are among the signals babies use to interpret their social world, according to a new study.
“We didn’t build anything face-ish into our network [but] managed to segregate themselves without being given a face-specific nudge.”
“At that time, it was just a wild idea, [...] that instead of just a loss of consciousness, anesthetics may do something to the brain that actually turns pain off.”
All the latest titles from the experts at MIT.
MIT neuroscientists have identified a population of neurons in the human brain that respond to singing but not other types of music.
Dedicated circuits evaluate uncertainty in the brain, preventing it from using unreliable information to make decisions.
A lab identifies which genes are linked to abnormal repetitive behaviors found in addiction and schizophrenia.
MIT professor Azra Akšamija creates works of cultural resilience in the face of social conflict.
Reading code activates a general-purpose brain network, but not language-processing centers.
The research suggests that roughly 1 percent of galaxy clusters look atypical and can be easily misidentified.
Despite the enormous flood of recent reports, there’s no good evidence for a lab leak. At the very end of 2019, a new disease began to emerge in humans: COVID-19. Originally […]
Most people care what others think of them. In many situations, that can be leveraged for the common good.
Research suggests that aging affects a brain circuit critical for learning and decision-making.
Scientists have found evidence of hot springs near sites where ancient hominids settled, long before the control of fire.
Ev Fedorenko’s Interesting Brains Project highlights the human brain’s remarkable capacity to adapt, reorganize in the face of early damage.
A specialized MRI sensor reveals the neurotransmitter's influence on neural activity throughout the brain.
More than any other nation, Japan tends to feel comfortable with the idea of humanoid robots entering the home.
Using magnetic nanoparticles, scientists stimulate the adrenal gland in rodents to control release of hormones linked to stress.
Quantum physics isn't quite magic, but it requires an entirely novel set of rules to make sense of the quantum universe.
Is the way we hear music biological or cultural?
Synthetic biology is changing the way the planet works.
If all forms of energy experience gravitation, then why does dark energy make the expansion accelerate instead of slow down? Of all the revolutionary discoveries that we’ve made about the Universe, […]
When you slow down after exiting the highway, or hush your voice in the library, you’re using this brain mechanism.
Just because an idea is fashionable doesn’t mean it’s relevant for our Universe. One of the greatest unsolved puzzles in all of science is dark energy. The Universe isn’t just […]
Voter turnout in the United States is pretty low compared to other industrialized countries. While the 2016 US presidential election saw a 56% turnout rate, the 2017 general election in […]
Want to work out more? Eat more healthily? Quit smoking? These neurons control the fate of your habits.
It’s not simply Hubble’s Law anymore, but the real history is far more complex than the stories you’ve heard. One of the most mind-blowing facts in our existence is that space […]
Experts caution about the dangers of the current technological revolution at the annual gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.