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Some intelligent behaviors emerge from activity in brain regions specialized for particular functions, as shown in a visualization of the brain of Prof. Nancy Kanwisher created from fMRI data (top left). Researchers are converging on an understanding of the neural circuits underlying the early stages of object recognition, captured in a model proposed by Prof. Tomaso Poggio and colleagues (right). The iCub robot created by researchers at the Italian Institute of Technology is an open source platform for exploring models of intelligent systems (lower left). fMRI visualization courtesy of Prof. Nancy Kanwisher. Neural circuit model courtesy of Prof. Tomaso Poggio. iCub photo (c) RobotCub Consortium, license GPL v2.0; this content is excluded from our Creative Commons license. For more information, see http://ocw.mit.edu/help/faq-fair-use/

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Collage of three images: (1) side view of human brain, with several regions highlighted; (2) a "tree diagram" illustrating how a street scene can be decomposed into various parts; (3) photo of a head and arms of a humanoid robot.
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Some intelligent behaviors emerge from activity in brain regions specialized for particular functions, as shown in a visualization of the brain of Prof. Nancy Kanwisher created from fMRI data (top left). Researchers are converging on an understanding of the neural circuits underlying the early stages of object recognition, captured in a model proposed by Prof. Tomaso Poggio and colleagues (right). The iCub robot created by researchers at the Italian Institute of Technology is an open source platform for exploring models of intelligent systems (lower left). (fMRI visualization courtesy of Prof. Nancy Kanwisher. Neural circuit model courtesy of Prof. Tomaso Poggio. iCub photo © RobotCub Consortium, license GPL v2.0; this content is excluded from our Creative Commons license.)
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fMRI visualization courtesy of Prof. Nancy Kanwisher. Neural circuit model courtesy of Prof. Tomaso Poggio. iCub photo (c) RobotCub Consortium, license GPL v2.0; this content is excluded from our Creative Commons license. For more information, see http://ocw.mit.edu/help/faq-fair-use/
Collage of three images: (1) side view of human brain, with several regions highlighted; (2) a "tree diagram" illustrating how a street scene can be decomposed into various parts; (3) photo of a head and arms of a humanoid robot.

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