MBB Minisymposium: Do neural networks teach us anything about brains, and vice versa?


Friday, March 15, 2019, 9:15am to 1:15pm


Wasserstein Hall 2036 Milstein East B (Harvard Law School)

March 15, 2019
9:15 – 1:15 (Lunch will be provided)

The Mind Brain Behavior (MBB) Interfaculty Initiative invites you to attend the minisymposium, Do Neural Networks Teach Us Anything About Brains, and Vice Versa?



  • Chris Eliasmith (University of Waterloo)
    • Concepts and Mental Representation: Are Neural Networks Enough?
  • Nikolaus Kriegeskorte (Columbia University)
    • What Neural Networks Teach Us About Brains, and Vice Versa
  • Josh Tenenbaum (MIT)
    • Neural Networks, Symbol Systems, and Probabilistic Programs: An Emerging Toolkit for Reverse-Engineering Intelligence in the Mind and Brain
  • Jonathan Zittrain (Harvard Law School)
    • Machine Learning and the Accrual of Intellectual Debt

Commentary provided by Yann LeCun (Facebook AI Research & New York University)

The workshop will be held at the Harvard Law School in Wasserstein Hall 2036 Milstein East B (1585 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge). Lunch will be provided to registered attendees.


REGISTRATION. Attendance is free but registration is mandatory. RSVP Here by March 4th.