Director, MIT Quest for Intelligence; Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Investigator, McGovern Institute
James DiCarlo is the and director of the MIT Quest for Intelligence, the Peter de Florez Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Science and a principal investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT. His research focuses on using computational methods to understand the brain’s visual system, and with this knowledge, developing brain-machine interfaces to restore or augment lost senses. DiCarlo has received an Alfred P. Sloan fellowship, a Pew Scholar Award, and a McKnight Scholar Award. He earned a PhD in biomedical engineering, and an MD, from Johns Hopkins University.
- Evidence that recurrent circuits are critical to the ventral stream’s execution of core object recognition behavior. Nature Neuroscience. 2019;22(6).
- Neural population control via deep image synthesis. Science. 2019;364(6439). (2019).
- Reversible Inactivation of Different Millimeter-Scale Regions of Primate IT Results in Different Patterns of Core Object Recognition Deficits. Neuron. 2019;102:1-13.
- Brain-Like Object Recognition with High-Performing Shallow Recurrent ANNs. in proceedings Neural Information Processing Systems. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
- March 13, 2019: MIT News, How the brain distinguishes between objects.
- May 2, 2019: MIT News, Putting vision models to the test.
- Feb. 3, 2018:. Wired, To Advance Artificial Intelligence, Reverse-Engineer the Brain.
- Sept. 17, 2018: Science News, Smarter AIs could help us understand how our brains interpret the world.