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12/13/2000

New research shows that the ears can sometimes trick the eyes

A new study by California Institute of Technology researchers shows that auditory signals can sometimes trick test subjects into misinterpreting what they have seen.
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11/15/2000

Human brain employs the same neurons in seeing an objectand later imagining it

In a study of nine epilepsy patients awaiting brain surgery, researchers have discovered that humans use the same neurons to conjure up mental images that they use when they see the real object with their eyes.

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09/19/2000

Caltech researcher wins Lasker Award

Robert Tindol
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09/18/2000

New visual test devised by Caltech, USC researchers

Robert Tindol
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09/11/2000

Caltech Breaks Ground for Broad Center for Biological Sciences

Jill Perry
Caltech Trustees, the mayors of Pasadena and Los Angeles, and the esteemed architect James Freed celebrated the groundbreaking for the Broad Center for Biological Sciences Sept. 12.
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07/31/2000

Caltech Faculty Member Receives McKnight Award

Deborah Williams-Hedges
Gilles Laurent, associate professor of biology and computational and neural systems at the California Institute of Technology, has received the McKnight Investigator Award for his work in "Memory in Olfactory Network Dynamics." This award, granted by the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience, is given to stimulate research in neuroscience as it pertains to memory and, ultimately, to a clearer understanding of diseases affecting memory.
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07/27/2000

Caltech receives $1 million grant for Worm Genome Database

Robert Tindol
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06/26/2000

Caltech and the Human Genome Project

Robert Tindol
Caltech faculty have played an integral part in the development of the Human Genome Project.
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06/09/2000

Caltech appoints Elliot Meyerowitz to head Division of Biology

Robert Tindol

Elliot Meyerowitz, a specialist in the genetics of flowering plants, has been named chair of the Division of Biology at the California Institute of Technology.