News articles tagged with "brain"

08/12/2015 10:18:15
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Richard Andersen receives inaugural BRAIN Initiative funding from the National Science Foundation for work with neural prosthetics.
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.
05/20/2015 07:28:26
Lori Dajose
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has selected Caltech professor of biology Doris Tsao (BS '96) as one of 26 new HHMI investigators. Investigators represent some of the nation's top biomedical researchers and receive five years of funding to "move their research in creative new directions."
05/21/2015 11:00:01
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A part of the brain that controls intuitive movement planning could be key to improving motor control in paralyzed patients with prosthetics.
05/14/2015 09:10:17
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A new Caltech study reveals that fruit flies exhibit the building blocks of emotion.
05/05/2015 10:07:02
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Cal-BRAIN, the California complement to the federal BRAIN Initiative, recently announced that Caltech's Richard Andersen is one of 16 winners of the new state-funded seed grants.
04/28/2015 11:00:18
Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech researchers find the brain regions responsible for making snap decisions about cause and effect.
04/10/2015 09:49:09
Lori Dajose
Yuki Oka, an assistant professor of biology, has been named a 2015 Searle Scholar. Fifteen scholars are named annually, each receiving $100,000 per year for three years.
03/05/2015 09:03:55
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Melatonin supplements are commonly taken as a sleep aid, but new research on zebrafish suggests that the melatonin naturally made in our brains may also be important for sleep processes.
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
01/27/2015 09:44:41
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
New Assistant Professor of Biology Yuki Oka studies the behavioral triggers for thirst and maintaining bodily homeostasis for survival.
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