February 2014

Hilary and Jorie both won the Angus MacDonald Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Dorit was awarded the Weber-Bosch-Price from the German 'Society for Research in Autism Spectrum Conditions'

Rebecca was awarded the Troland Research award from the 'National Academy of Science'

November 2013

Saxe lab assigns a desk to its two newest members

August 2013

The lab bids a sad farewell to Nick, who is starting grad school at Stanford, and Adele, who is moving to the center of power in DC.

Swetha's first first-authored paper accepted for publication! available here.

Nick's first first-authored paper accepted for publication! available here.

June 2013

Watch Hyo being hooded

An article about Saxelab's Empathy research appeared in the National Association of Social Workers newsletter

May 2013

The Lab welcomes our new lab manager, Nir Jacoby.

The Lab bids a sad farewell to Marina, starting as an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins, and Swetha, starting medical school at Yale University.

March 2013

The lab celebrates Hyo's many job offers!

Congratulations to Swetha for being accepted into the Yale School of Medicine!

Jorie publishes her first PNAS paper, available here.

February 2013

The SaxeLab goes to Quebec on a dogsledding expedition! See the photos here!.

December 2012

Hyo's first Neuroimaging paper is published!

November 2012

Rebecca talks about her and Emile's work on conflict resolution in Scientific American.

Swetha is featured in MIT's "The Tech" playing a Saraswati veena for Diwali Night celebrations!

August 2012

The lab attends CogSci 2012 in Sapporo, Japan!

Congratulations to Marina for accepting a job at Johns Hopkins University!

Hilary changes role from pediatric fMRI coordinator to graduate student.

July 2012

Hyo successfully defends her thesis, and is now officially Dr. Gweon! (and remains in the lab as a post-doc)

The lab bids farewell to Mina, who is off to Carnegie-Mellon University to begin her tenure-track teaching position, as well as undergraduate student Hannah

June 2012

The lab welcomes newest members Julianne Herts (joining us as co-lab manager / pediatric fMRI coordinator) and Adele Luta (as technical assistant)!

May 2012

The lab goes on a canoeing adventure on the Charles River!

Rebecca is awarded an R01 grant by the NIH!

March 2012

The lab goes trampoline-ing!

Rebecca is named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum! Press release here.

Emile publishes in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. Read the paper here, and the news releases here.

Mina gives three talks in a mere three days!

February 2012

Emile is awarded a DARPA grant!

January 2012

Four Saxelab members submit papers and five submit abstracts to CogSci.

November 2011

The Saxelab welcomes its newest member, Clara Madrone Bruneau!

Tao gets a grant to fund research in Saxelab and Tennebaum Lab!

October 2011

Marina gets a grant funded and a paper accepted within 24 hours!

August 2011

The lab welcomes newest member Alex Paunov

The lab embarked on their second three-day hiking trip in Franconia Notch State Park.

Liane awarded the Early Career Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Social Neuroscience by the Society for Social Neuroscience.

Hyo's first fMRI paper is accepted for publication.

June 2011

Congratulations to Mina for getting an NRSA from the NIH, and accepting a tenure-track position at Carnegie Mellon University!

The lab bids farewell to Liane, who is starting a tenure-track job at Boston College.

The lab bids farewell to James, who is starting graduate school at Boston College.

May 2011

Rebecca is awarded tenure at MIT.

Hyo publishes a paper in science.

March 2011

Read about Marina's reasearch on language in the visual cortex of the blind here, here, here, and here!

February 2011

Liane's work on the TMS, morality, and the rTPJ is featured on the Feb. 2 episode of NOVA's scienceNOW.

January 2011

The lab welcomes new post-doc Mina, joining us from Hasson Lab at Princeton.

The Saxe Lab's optimized ToM localizer is now available for download.

December 2010

Liane's study on moral reasoning with TMS is ranked on of Discover Magazine's top 100 stories of 2010

The lab embarked on a trip to San Fransisco to talk science and present data.

A paper gets accepted which is: David's 1st first-authored paper, Jorie's 1st fMRI paper, Marina's 1st third-authored paper, and Rebecca's 40th peer-reviewed paper.

The lab bids farewell to Elizabeth, who is leaving to accept an Assistant Professor position at The University of Maryland

October 2010

Marina starts scanning the brains of blind kids! Read about Marina's latest paper on blind adults here.

After 12 months of making, piloting, and re-making stimuli, Swetha finally gets to run her experiment in the fMRI.

Rebecca is honored by the MIT School of Science and recieves the 2010 Teaching Prize for Undergraduate Education

September 2010

The lab welcomes new graduate student Ben Deen to the lab.

August 2010

The lab bids farwell to David and Alek, who are both beginning graduate programs at Harvard University

July 2010

Emile publishes his first Journal of Neuroimaging paper, Attitudes towards the outgroup are predicted by activity in the precuneus in Arabs and Israelis

The lab embarks on a three-day hiking trip in Franconia Notch State Park

The lab is joined by their new Pediatric fMRI Coordinator, Hilary Richardson

June 2010

The lab is joined by ten summer undergraduates:
Ben van Buren
Swetha Dravida
James Dungan
AJ Durwin
Meghan Healey
Alex Margarite
Hannah Pelton
Jacquie Pigeon
Priyata Thapa
Lindsay Yazzolino

May 2010

The lab is joined by their new lab manager, Nick Dufour

April 2010

The lab is joined by new PhD student Jorie Koster-Moeller

Elizabeth Redcay gets a tenure-track job at Maryland!

Rebecca Saxe featured in PBS's The Human Spark.

March 2010

Hear Liane Young talk about our latest study, on changing people's moral judgments by stimulating their RTPJ. Or read more at Science, BBC and MIT News.

February 2010

Liane Young gets a tenure-track job at Boston College, and gets three papers accepted for publication on split-brain patients, ventro-medial prefrontal cortex lesion patients, and TMS!

Rebecca speaks at the World Economic Forum, in Davos.

January 2010

Elizabeth Redcay and David Dodell-Feder have their first Saxelab paper accepted for publication.

September 2009

The Saxelab is joined by visiting student Agnieszka Pluta.

August 2009

Rebecca Saxe gives a TED Talk on how we read each other's minds.

June 2009

Marina's first paper on blind adults gets published: Language may be key to Theory of Mind.
Emile leaves for Palestine to study conflict resolution.
David and Liane find awesome new food truck by MIT medical.

May 2009

The Saxelab is joined by new technical assistant Alek Chakroff.

January 2009

Rebecca Saxe interview by Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative -- Fine Tuning the Theory of Mind.

November 2008

Rebecca Saxe interviewed for Discover magazine in Unlocking Secrets and Powers of the Brain.

October 2008

Rebecca Saxe named one of Popular Science's 'Brilliant Ten' and featured in article The Infant's Philosopher.

September 2008

Rebecca Saxe quoted in New York Times article Gut Instinct's Surprising Role in Math.

June 2008

Rebecca Saxe featured in New York Times article Of Mice and Women.
Dorit Kliemann's first paper accepted for publication - Influence of prior record on moral judgement.
The Saxelab is joined by its newest and youngest member, Maya Ellenbogen

May 2008

Liane Young granted her PhD.

April 2008

Rebecca Saxe awarded the 2008 Young Investigator Award at the 2008 CNS meeting.

February 2008

NOVA program, Ape Genius, features commentary by Rebecca Saxe on Mindreading and Shared Goals.

October 2007

Rebecca Saxe featured along with Nancy Kanwisher, Eric Kandel and Liz Phelps on Charlie Rose's From Freud to the mysteries of the human brain.

April 2007

Rebecca Saxe invited to New York Academy of Science New Vistas Series, hosted by Steve Pinker. See a clip of Rebecca talking about our research here.