Rebecca Saxe
Associate Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, MIT

While still a graduate student, Rebecca Saxe made a breakthrough discovery: there's a specific region in our brain that becomes active when we contemplate the workings of other minds. Now, at MIT's Saxelab, she and her team have been further exploring her grad-school finding, exploring how it may help us understand conditions such as autism.

As Saxe delves into the complexities of social cognition, this young scientist is working toward revealing the enigma of human minds interacting.