12/17/2015 10:02:59
Lori Dajose
Biologists have identified a network of proteins that guides neural synapse formation in Drosophila brains.
11/20/2015 10:30:45
The neurons, identified through brain studies using the game rock-paper- scissors-lizard-Spock, may lead to improved prosthetic devices.
10/26/2015 16:26:51
Lori Dajose
Caltech researchers have discovered that intrinsic neural connections can be used by assistive devices to help the blind detect their environment without requiring intense concentration or hundreds of hours of training, allowing nonsighted people to acquire a new sensory functionality similar to vision.
10/22/2015 10:01:26
Rod Pyle
New research into autism spectrum disorder (ASD), utilizing complex real-world images, provides enhanced understanding of how people with autism attend to these visual cues.
10/09/2015 12:13:44
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
Elizabeth Hong, a new assistant professor of neuroscience at Caltech, studies olfaction—or smell—to understand how the brain processes sensory information and how that information guides behaviors.
10/08/2015 09:31:25
Lori Dajose
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced its second round of funding in furtherance of President Obama's Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnology—or BRAIN—Initiative. Four Caltech researchers were amongst those who received awards.
10/02/2015 09:29:32
Kimm Fesenmaier
New faculty member Betty Hong is part of a team of researchers that will use new NSF funding to create synthetic odor stimuli that mimic those found in nature, to help them study how the brain processes and reacts to smells.
09/21/2015 10:40:13
Douglas Smith
Caltech geochemist Clair Patterson (1922–1995) helped galvanize the environmental movement 50 years ago when he announced that highly toxic lead could be found essentially everywhere on Earth, including in our own bodies—and that very little of it was due to natural causes.
Clair Patterson and distillation apparatus.
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.
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