10/01/2018 09:48:42
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 09:20:26
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 03:17:20
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 15:37:01
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 09:40:37
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 12:13:04
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 10:25:07
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 16:53:57
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 10:47:36
Lori Dajose
New research from Caltech clarifies the once-mysterious role of the amygdala.
02/03/2017 13:01:50
Lori Dajose
Assistant Professor Luciano Pomatto explains how good predictions and bad predictions can often be confused for one another.
photo of Luciano Pomatto
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