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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.
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
03/29/2018

Oka Receives Young Investigator Award

Lori Dajose
Yuki Oka is the 2018 recipient of the Ajinomoto Award for Young Investigators in Gustation.
Yuki Oka, assistant professor of biology
03/12/2018

A Conversation with Caltech Entomologist Joe Parker

Lori Dajose
Joe Parker's childhood fascination with insects led him to a position as an assistant professor of biology at Caltech.
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03/05/2018

You Don't Think Your Way Out of a Tiger Attack

Emily Velasco
Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience Dean Mobbs and other researchers have discovered the presence of two "fear" circuits in the brain. One circuit deals with immediate threats without using conscious thought. The other circuit deals with more distant threats in a cognitive, strategic fashion.
Image of a tiger running toward the viewer
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