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
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
Professor Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence. The selection committee was inspired by both his extensive scholarly impact and his deep commitment to campus efforts on increasing intergroup awareness,... Read more
Teenagers and adults who go to bed late on weeknights are more likely to gain weight than their peers who hit the hay earlier, according to a new study from UC Berkeley that has found a correlation between sleep and body mass index. Berkeley researchers analyzed longitudinal data from a nationally... Read more
Professor Lucia Jacobs has found that people can create a map in their heads with scents as location markers. NPR replicates the experiment with a master sommelier, and discovers that olfactory navigation is lot more successful if you have a sophisticated nose. Listen to the interview on "All... Read more
Professor Robert Knight has been awarded the 2015 Faculty Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring. This award comes with a $3,000 prize and was presented to him at the National Postdoc Appreciation Day Reception on Thursday, September 24 from 4-6 pm . The award sponsored by the Berkeley... Read more
Like Duke Ellington’s 1931 jazz standard, the human brain improvises while its rhythm section keeps up a steady beat. But when it comes to taking on intellectually challenging tasks, groups of neurons tune in to one another for a fraction of a second and harmonize, then go back to improvising,... Read more