Press Release & News Articles

Research Programs & Events

August, 2012: The National Science Foundation CISE and CRCNS program announces " the French-US collaboration in Computational Neuroscience " grant program based on the binational workshop on Opportunities for US-French collaboration organized by Aude Oliva & Alain Destexhe in December 2011.

November, 8, 2011: MIT News spotlight: "Oliva explores new ground in computational perception at CSAIL"

October 11, 2011: MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory spotlight: "Researchers push towards new frontiers in computer vision"

October, 2011: Article The Physics of the Mind, wrote by Aude Oliva highlighted in Rebuilding the Mosaic: SBE 2020: Future Research in the Social, Behavioral & Economic Science. National Science Foundation.


January, 26, 2014: MIT Press release "Expanding our View of Vision", on the article by Cichy, Pantasis & Oliva, Nature Neuroscience: Resolving human object recognition in space and time.

June, 22, 2012: The Scientist, News article on Konkle & Oliva, Neuron, 2012: A real-world size organization of object responses in occipito-temporal cortex. Size does matter

June, 20, 2012: MIT Press release article on Konkle & Oliva, Neuron, 2012: A real-world size organization of object responses in occipito-temporal cortex. All things big and small: the brain’s discerning taste for size

Memory & Memorability

April, 2014: The Scientist news article: A Face to Remember.

Jan, 2014: Dailymail UK on-line article: Forget Photoshop - this software will make your face unforgettable.

Jan, 2014: The Independent UK article: New software makes your pictures more memorable without changing your face.

Jan, 2014: The Telegraph UK article: How to make your face unforgettable.

Jan, 2014: Ciencia Spainarticle: Como hacer que nadie olvide tu cara.

Jan, 2014: SLR Lounge magazine article: Use this info to make yourself more memorable and beautiful.

Dec, 2013: The last 20 seconds of The New York Time Minute

Dec, 2013:The New York Time: Observatory Science article: Playing with how we keep faces straight.

Dec, 2013: UK Wired magazine article: MIT researchers develop an algorithm to make your face more memorable.

Dec, 2013: Gizmodo: This algorithm can make pictures of your face more memorable.

Dec, 2013: New Scientist (One per cent): You will remember "me".

Dec, 2013: MIT Press release article: Never forget a face about our International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV 2013) article.

Nov, 2013: Fast Company’s design blog: The secrets of a memorable infographic

Nov, 2013: The Boston Globe: If you want people to remember your chart, include a dinosaur

Oct, 2013: Harvard News: What makes a data visualization memorable?article

May, 2013: SPIE Newsroom: What makes a picture memorable?article SPIE website

May, 2012: Scientific American: Why is memory so good and so bad?

May 2012: CNN Health: So, you are a cybord, now what?

December, 2011: Scientific American: Mind: Photos with strange or funny details deemed most memorable

May 24, 2011: MIT Press release article: What makes an image memorable? about our Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition - CVPR - 2011 article .

January, 2009: Discover Magazine - Top 100 Science Stories of 2008: You, Too, Have a Photographic Memory

September 8, 2008: MIT News: Total Recall: Human memory capacity much bigger than previously though. Official MIT press release on our article Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2008) article

December, 2008: Science Central TV segment: Your Memory is Bigger and Better than Scientists Expected

December, 2008: WBKO:New Research Reveals Powerful Human Memory

November, 2008: Scientific American: Why do we forget things?

September, 2008: The Washington Post: Brain's Memory Capacity Much Larger than Believed

September, 2008: Live Science: Human have astonishing memories, study finds

September, 2008: Researchers find memory capacity much bigger than previsouly thought

September, 2008: Softpedia: Human Memory is Much Better than Expected, Says a Recent Study. MIT researchers proved memory can be pushed further than previously believed

September, 2008: Medical News Today:Total Recall - MIT Researchers: Human Memory Capacity Much Bigger Than Previously Thought

September, 2008: Ars technica: Probing the limits of visual memory

September, 2008: NU. Capaciteit menselijk geheugen blijkt onverwacht groot

Vision & Hybrid Images

March, 2014: Hybrid Monroe Einstein for the UK Mirror newspaper: madeuthink campaign

December, 20, 2013: Hybrid Monroe Einstein featured in the UK BBC TV Show QI: Let's test your beer googles

June, 2012: Magic Magazine features how to use hybrid in a magic showin the article: Seen Yet Unseen

December, 2011: MIT Museum of Science sells postcards of two hybrids images of the "Eight Einsteins series"

September 9, 2011: Scientific American: Mind, features a new Einstein Alter Ego Hybrid Image in the article : The Eyes Have It

June, 2011: Science & Vie Junior (French, page 41) features Albert Potter hybrid

March 2011: Spiegel (German magazine) features Dr Angry & Mr Smile hybrid

July, 2010: Scientific American: Mind, features several hybrid images in their special issue "169 Best Illusions" (pages 26 and 28): What's in a face?

2010: Universal Principles of Design, by W. Lidwell, K. Holden & J. Butler, refers to hybrid images as a new principle of design: VisuoSpatial Resonance (page 252-253).

August, 2009: Focus (Italy, pages 20-23): Article featuring several hybrids from SIGGRAPH 2006 paper: Vedi Doppio!

July, 2009: Science & Vie Junior (French, page 45) feature Marilyn Einstein in their section Les Illusions d'Optiques: La belle ou la bete?

May, 2009: Wired Magazine. (page 19): Double Vision

November, 2008: The New York Times (section Escapes): Hybrids at MIT museum featured in A Science Lover's Kind of Town

September 29, 2007: The hybrid series Eight Einsteins goes on exhibition at the MIT Museum in the new Mark Epstein Gallery. See the Press Release

July/August 2007: Ca m' Interesse (French magazine) features Marilyn Einstein hybrid (page 53) in their section "Tests et Jeux"

June 2007: Quo (Spain). Tan Cerca, Tan Lejos

June 2007: The Canberra Times (Austraila) features Hybrid Images Dr Angry & Mr Smile

March 31, 2007: New Scientist Magazine, (issue 2597), features Hybrid Images in the article Now you see them... A new type of optical illusion is helping us to understand how the brain processes visual scenes. pdf of the article

June/July 2006: Scientific American: Mind, features Hybrid Images in the article Cracking the DaVinci Code

February 2006: Ca m' Interesse (French magazine) features M. Colere ou Mme Calme?