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From The Caltech Effect: Many Pathways Into the Brain
06/25/2021

From The Caltech Effect: Many Pathways Into the Brain

Since the Chen Institute for Neuroscience was inaugurated in 2016, researchers from a wide variety of disciplines and interests have been affiliated with Chen, including these five graduate students.
line drawing of five people
Computers Predict People's Tastes in Art
06/15/2021

Computers Predict People's Tastes in Art

Whitney Clavin
New study offers insight into how people make aesthetic judgments.
Colorful abstract painting by Joseph Schillinger.
The Mechanics of Temptation and Procrastination
05/28/2021

The Mechanics of Temptation and Procrastination

Whitney Clavin
New Caltech economist Charlie Sprenger discusses his latest behavioral theories and experiments.
Charlie Sprenger
Women Advocating for Women
03/30/2021

Women Advocating for Women

Judy Hill
Women-led groups across campus provide support and community, an effect that is multiplied when they come together under the umbrella of Caltech's Women's Engagement Board.
a blue tie dye t-shirt with the logo for women in BBE
What Neural Networks Playing Video Games Teach Us About Our Own Brains
01/07/2021

What Neural Networks Playing Video Games Teach Us About Our Own Brains

Lori Dajose
A new study examines a deep neural network making decisions in complex situations, illustrating how our own brains encode and make decisions.
Rows of small pixelated
2020: A Year In Review
12/17/2020

2020: A Year In Review

Reflecting on community achievements in a year of international upheaval
Composition of images from highlighted stories throughout 2020
As Pandemic Progressed, People's Perceived Risks Went Up
09/16/2020

As Pandemic Progressed, People's Perceived Risks Went Up

Whitney Clavin
A recent study documents how personal risk assessment and protective behaviors are linked.
Stock photo of hand washing
Famous Economics Experiment Reproduced Thousands of Times
08/03/2020

Famous Economics Experiment Reproduced Thousands of Times

Whitney Clavin
By partnering with an online educational company, Caltech economists have rigorously tested a simple market experiment.
Stock photo of farmers' market.
"Where are My Keys?" and Other Memory-Based Choices Probed in the Brain
06/25/2020

"Where are My Keys?" and Other Memory-Based Choices Probed in the Brain

Whitney Clavin
Researchers from Caltech and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center visualize how memories are selectively retrieved in the brain.
Artwork of the brain.
Social Science in the Time of COVID: A Conversation with Ralph Adolphs
05/29/2020

Social Science in the Time of COVID: A Conversation with Ralph Adolphs

Emily Velasco
Ralph Adolphs and colleagues from Caltech and beyond are conducting an internet-based longitudinal study of how people's emotions and social behavior are changing during a global pandemic.
A portrait of Ralph Adolphs. He wears a light blue collard shirt.
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