04/05/2016 11:17:13
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Risk-taking behavior and the neural processing of risk in our brain are both changed when we observe the risk-taking behaviors of others, a new Caltech study shows.
02/08/2016 12:04:05
Ker Than
A hormone implicated in monogamy and aggression in animals also promotes trust and cooperation in humans in risky situations, Caltech researchers say.
11/09/2015 08:16:30
Kimm Fesenmaier
A newly developed suite of software helps researchers analyze some of the most complex markets ever studied in the lab.
07/30/2015 15:57:48
Rod Pyle
In studying the brain activity of test subjects as they decided to make either generous or selfish choices in range of circumstances, Caltech researchers found that a simple computational model could explain and understand altruistic behavior.
06/16/2015 11:56:40
Elizabeth Hamilton
Financing is done in much more flexible and efficient ways today than it was 30 years ago due to innovations in financial economics. Recognizing this area's importance to both academia and society, Caltech is developing a curriculum around the study of finance.
04/28/2015 11:00:18
Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech researchers find the brain regions responsible for making snap decisions about cause and effect.
02/02/2015 11:24:04
Douglas Smith
It is often said that people who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. John P. O'Doherty, professor of psychology and director of the Caltech Brain Imaging Center, discusses our current understanding of how we learn from experience.
fMRI scans of brain regions involved in value judgements
12/15/2014 10:15:30
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Choosing foods that are good for you may be a matter of getting your brain to focus on nutritional info . . . and quickly.
07/07/2014 12:00:03
Kimm Fesenmaier
Investment magnate Warren Buffett has famously suggested that investors should try to "be fearful when others are greedy and greedy only when others are fearful." That turns out to be excellent advice, according to the results of a new study.
05/20/2014 10:56:25
Cynthia Eller
"Would Thomas Edison Receive Tenure?" This was the provocative title for a panel at the 2013 Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), an organization founded in 2010 in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Photo of Morteza Gharib
02/05/2014 09:00:07
Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech researchers have, for the first time, pinpointed areas of the brain that seem to serve as “arbitrators” between two decision-making systems, weighing the reliability of the predictions each makes and then allocating control accordingly.
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