Category: Neuroscience

Our brainiest books

Our brainiest books

Celebrating World Brain Day with books and journals on cognitive science and the mind.

Brain Awareness Week: Evolution of Design at The MIT Press

Brain Awareness Week: Evolution of Design at The MIT Press

In honor of Brain Awareness Week, we revisit “The Brain Through the Decades, or Evolution of Design at The MIT Press” video, which illustrates design trends at the Press and showcases some of our most memorable, creative, and influential covers featuring this MIT Press-iconic image.

Brain Awareness Week: Neuroplasticity

Brain Awareness Week: Neuroplasticity

Our latest post for Brain Awareness Week is an excerpt from Neuroplasticity by Mo Costandi. This book, part of the Essential Knowledge series, is the real story of how our brains and nervous systems change throughout our lifetimes—with or without “brain training.”

Brain Awareness Week: James Austin’s Achievement

Brain Awareness Week: James Austin’s Achievement

Welcome to Brain Awareness Week! We’re happy to be part of the Dana Foundation’s global campaign to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.  Brain research is something that we know about, having published dozens of books in cognitive science, neuroscience, and related disciplines that all aim to uncover just how the human brain works so miraculously. Over the next week we’ll have several posts relating to different aspects of our books in this area. To start, here’s a synoptic view of the work of one of our longest-tenured authors: Jim Austin.

A Bird’s-Eye View of Human Language and Evolution

A Bird’s-Eye View of Human Language and Evolution

It’s National Bird Day! We are celebrating with a passage by Robert Berwick and Noam Chomsky from Birdsong, Speech, and Language, which considers the cognitive and neural similarities between birdsong and human speech and language.

Spotlight on Science: Rosa Arriaga

Spotlight on Science: Rosa Arriaga

We are inundated with stimuli every day. How do our brains make sense of all the data flooding our senses? How do we recognize these stimuli for sounds or objects? For this month’s Spotlight on Science Q&A, we spoke with Rosa I. Arriaga (Georgia Institute of Technology), one of the authors of “Visual Categorization with Random Projection.”