News articles tagged with "brain"

10/09/2015 12:13:44
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Although humans are largely visual creatures, olfaction—or smell—is the primary source of information for most other organisms. Elizabeth Hong, a new assistant professor of neuroscience at Caltech, studies olfaction to understand how the brain processes sensory information and how that information guides behaviors.
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.
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.
10/03/2014 09:51:05
Kathy Svitil
Among the 58 projects funded in furtherance of President Obama's "Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnology"—or BRAIN—Initiative are six projects either led or co-led by Caltech researchers.
09/18/2014 09:04:59
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A technique developed by Caltech researchers uses a genetic tool and light to view and map neuronal circuits.
09/16/2014 15:38:06
Kathy Svitil
We recently spoke to David Anderson, Caltech's Seymour Benzer Professor of Biology, about this work, his goals, and how the interdisciplinary collaborations he is building at Caltech are helping to spur a revolution in neuroscience.
09/14/2014 12:07:08
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Work at Caltech's unique lamprey facility provides important insights about the evolutionary history of vertebrate brain development.
09/11/2014 09:00:42
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Caltech researchers have discovered a seesaw-like circuit in the brain that controls the choice between social and repetitive self-oriented behaviors in mice.
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