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09/12/2018

Corruption is Hard to Hide If You're a Politician Whose Face is Wide

Emily Velasco
A new study shows that people can separate corrupt politicians from clean ones by simply looking at portraits of the politicians.
A politician stands on a stage in front of a large crowd taking an oath of office. His fingers are crossed behind his back
08/30/2018

Guiding Flight: The Fruit Fly's Celestial Compass

Lori Dajose
Fruit flies use the sun to avoid flying in circles, according to new research.
Fruit flies keep the sun fixed in one region of their vision to navigate.
08/17/2018

Cindy Weinstein to Tackle Alzheimer's Disease in New Book that Combines Memoir, Literature, and Science

Emily Velasco
Three decades ago, Caltech's Cindy Weinstein watched her father succumb to early-onset Alzheimer's. Now she's writing a book about it.
Portrait of Cindy Weinstein, Caltech's Eli and Edythe Broad Professor of English, vice provost, and chief diversity officer
07/09/2018

Switching Brain Circuits On and Off Without Surgery

Whitney Clavin
By combining ultrasound, gene therapy, and synthetic drugs, researchers have figured out a way to noninvasively control the brain.
Artwork of brain circuits
07/03/2018

Buying Under the Influence (of Testosterone)

Emily Velasco
Researchers examine testosterone's effect on men's desire for goods that are considered to have social cachet.
Two men sit in a Porsche while a police officer talks to them. A few more officers stand nearby, looking on.
06/28/2018

Caltech Scientists Can Predict Intelligence from Brain Scans

Emily Velasco
The approach is a step toward developing a tool for diagnosing conditions like autism, schizophrenia, and anxiety
An artist's rendering of a human brain in front of a background of scientific imagery
06/14/2018

There's Waldo!

Emily Velasco
Caltech researchers have discovered the neurons that activate when a person finds an item they are looking for.
A black-and-white photograph of a crowd of people moving through a train station.
05/17/2018

How Social Isolation Transforms the Brain

Lori Dajose
Caltech researchers gain new insights into the brain mechanisms underlying the negative effects caused by long-term social isolation.
A brain alone in a cell
05/03/2018

Anderson Receives Neuroscience Prize

Lori Dajose
The 2018 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience is awarded to Caltech's David Anderson.
David Anderson in front of a whiteboard with equations.
04/10/2018

Paralyzed Patient Feels Sensation Again

Lori Dajose
Using a tiny array of electrodes implanted in the brain's somatosensory cortex, Caltech scientists have induced sensations of touch and movement in the hand and arm of a paralyzed man.
fMRI of a brain
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