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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.
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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
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.
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
11/28/2017

The Ins and Outs of Matching: A Conversation with Economist Laura Doval

Emily Velasco
Caltech's new assistant professor of economics studies dynamic matching markets—those in which prices aren't the primary drivers and in which each side of a transaction has to be chosen by the other side.
A portrait of Laura Doval
11/22/2017

Engineers Model the California Reservoir Network

Robert Perkins
An empirical model of 55 of California's major reservoirs reveals how they respond to shifting drought conditions and to one another.
Shasta
05/25/2017

Pioneering Neuroscientist to Kick off New Caltech Lecture Series

Emily Velasco
Wolfram Schultz, whose work has focused on how neurons gauge rewards, will be the inaugural speaker of a new lecture series on neuroscience.
The logo of a brain for Caltech's new neuroscience lecture series
04/27/2017

Testosterone Makes Men Less Likely to Question Their Impulses

Emily Velasco
A new study shows that testosterone makes men less likely to realize when they're wrong
A man's forearm with a tattoo of the testosterone molecule
04/24/2017

Facial Expressions: How Brains Process Emotion

Lori Dajose
New research from Caltech clarifies the once-mysterious role of the amygdala.
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