Fox squirrels flick their tails when they can’t get a cherished nut in much the same way that humans kick a vending machine that fails to deliver the anticipated soda or candy bar, according to new UC Berkeley research. (Video footage courtesy of Mikel Delgado; edited by Stephen McNally) In what is... Read more
What if a map of the brain could help us decode people’s inner thoughts? UC Berkeley scientists have taken a step in that direction by building a “semantic atlas” that shows in vivid colors and multiple dimensions how the human brain organizes language. The atlas identifies brain areas that respond... Read more
Information overload and “fear of missing out” may rank among the biggest contributors to chronic indecision. But help is at hand. New book offers algorithms in an era of too many choices and too little time. A new book by Tom Griffiths, a UC Berkeley cognitive scientist, and acclaimed author and... Read more
This internship offers advanced high-school students the opportunity to be involved with cutting-edge research in vision science. In this immersive experience, students will be involved in every step of the research process, and will be working alongside Whitney lab members to create and test novel... Read more
Professor Tania Lombrozo is the recipient of the American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of cognition and human learning. This award recognizes excellent psychologists who are at early stages of their... Read more

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