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10/08/2018

Time-Traveling Illusion Tricks the Brain

Lori Dajose
Caltech researchers show how sound can retroactively induce an optical illusion.
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10/04/2018

Doris Tsao Named MacArthur Fellow

Lori Dajose
The MacArthur Fellowship is awarded to individuals of "outstanding talent."
Doris Tsao
10/02/2018

Gradinaru Receives NIH Director's Award

Lori Dajose
The NIH Director's Pioneer Award, given to "exceptionally creative scientists," is part of its High-Risk, High-Reward Research program.
Viviana Gradinaru
10/01/2018

Scientists Uncover Why You Can't Decide What to Order for Lunch

Emily Velasco
Caltech researchers explore the choice overload effect, a phenomenon that hampers the brain's ability to make a decision when there are too many options.
A cartoon sketch of a man standing confused in front of shelves with many items.
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.
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
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.
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