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12/04/2018

Learning from Mistakes

Lori Dajose
Caltech scientists identify single neurons in the human brain that catch our mistakes and correct future behavior.
image of a
11/29/2018

Cracking Open a Cold One with the Flies

Elise Cutts
The same behavior that drives fruit flies to interrupt your picnic helps scientists understand how animals use sensory inputs to make decisions.
Trajectory of a fruit fly as it finds food
11/27/2018

Helping the Blind to Navigate

Lori Dajose
Caltech neuroscientists combine augmented reality devices and computer vision algorithms to assist the blind in navigating unfamiliar environments.
photo of a person wearing augmented reality glasses
11/08/2018

Picking Fights with Fruit Flies

Lori Dajose
Male fruit flies display aggression in a manner similar to humans. Now, Caltech scientists have shown how the flies' threatening behavior is encoded in their brains.
A fruit fly raising its wings in a threat display.
10/24/2018

Gut Bacteria Influence Movement in Flies

Lori Dajose
A new study shows how a bacterial product in the Drosophila gut is necessary for proper motor function.
photo of two fruit flies facing each other
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.
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