March 13, 2018
A study led by graduate student Hilary Richardson provides evidence that by age 3, children “have begun developing brain networks used to understand the beliefs and feelings of others,” writes Laney Ruckstuhl for The Boston Globe. “Richardson said researchers previously believed the networks used in theory of mind reasoning were not developed until at least age 4,” explains Ruckstuhl.
Keri Pearlson, executive director of Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan, speaks with Ally Donnelly of NBC 10 about protecting your online privacy. “Your spouse, your family, your birthday, your hometown, your high school, your college, your degrees,” says Pearlson. “I think we have to assume our information is out there and take other steps to protect ourselves.”
Prof. Tim Berners-Lee speaks with Wired reporter K.G. Orphanides about his startup Inrupt, which is aimed at transforming how we share personal data on the web. Orphanides explains that Berners-Lee’s idea is that, “instead of a company storing all your personal data on their servers, you would keep it on your own personal data ‘pod.’”
WBUR’s Andrea Shea spotlights an exhibit at the Fitchburg Art Museum celebrating the work of artist Otto Piene, who served as the director of MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies from 1974 to 1994. The new show, “reveals concepts and connections he forged throughout his long career, and proves how Piene was ahead of his time.”
Scientific American reporter Knvul Sheikh highlights how two teams of MIT researchers have developed ingestible devices that could assist with medication adherence. “Many patients delay therapy because it requires an injection,” explains visiting scientist Giovanni Traverso. “Delivering these medicines orally can have a tremendous impact.”