In the 5th year of our Conte Center, we are hosting two conferences at Caltech that will feature the science of the Conte Center as well as invited guest lectures.
Why do we sometimes decide to take risks and other times choose to play it safe? In a new study, Caltech researchers explored the neural mechanisms of one possible explanation: a contagion effect.
Researchers have long wondered what mechanisms and motives underlie altruism and what can be done to increase generous behavior.
Caltech researchers find the brain regions responsible for jumping to conclusions!
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.
When you open the refrigerator for a late-night snack, are you more likely to grab a slice of chocolate cake or a bag of carrot sticks?
We tend to be creatures of habit. In fact, the human brain has a learning system that is devoted to guiding us through routine, or habitual, behaviors.
How do we come to recognize expertise in another person and integrate new information with our prior assessments of that person's ability?
Researchers find neurons in amygdala of autistic individuals have reduced sensitivity to eye region of others' faces.
During financial bubbles, such as the one that centered around the U.S. housing market and triggered the Great Recession, some investors react differently than others.