How does the brain decide whether something is correct? When it comes to the processing of spoken language, the theory has been that the brain applies a set of rules to determine which combinations of sounds are permissible. Now, the work of the Martinos Center's David Gow and colleagues suggests that the brain decides based on the words that are already known.
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Science and fashion are coming together in Cambridge this Friday. And the Martinos Center’s Al Schroeder will be there.
The Martinos Center is spilling over with talent, attracting many of the brightest minds from around the world. But the talent isn’t limited to building radio frequency coils and developing novel pulse sequences for acquisition of MR data.
The moon is in the news today, with a total lunar eclipse occurring early this morning. National Geographic turns to the Martinos Center's Nouchine Hadjikhani to explain pareidolia, the human tendency to see a man in the moon and other faces where there are none.
In a new study, researchers from the MGH Martinos Center and Northwestern University describe finding differences between casual users of marijuana and non-users in the size, shape, and structure of several brain regions.
Striking images by the Martinos Center's Bruce Fischl and colleagues are helping to shed light on the origins of brain disorders including schizophrenia and autism.
A Swedish TV show recently spoke with Nouchine Hadjikhani about this phenomenon, in which we see faces where there are none.
A young man journeyed from Albania to Boston seeking a cure for his epileptic seizures. The Martinos Center helped him find one.
Peter Caravan and Patrick Purdon have been awarded grants through this Partners HealthCare program.
The article spotlights work by Martinos-affiliated researchers who have shown, for example, that it is possible to manipulate moral judgement with transcranial magnetic stimulation.