Behavioral Science

Making Balanced Decisions

München, Germany — Animals have an innate preference for certain scents and tastes. Attractive scents are linked to things like good food. Less attractive scents – that of spoiled food, for example...

Protecting Scientific Diversity

Göttingen, Germany — In the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists are facing great challenges because they have to reorient, interrupt or even cancel research and teaching. A team of international...

Do COVID-19 Apps Protect Your Privacy?

Champaign, IL — Mobile apps are helping track the spread of COVID-19 to contain the outbreak, but the apps also raise concerns about personal privacy. Information sciences professor Masooda Bashir...

Observing the Freely Behaving Brain in Action

München, Germany — Scientists working at caesar have developed a small head-mounted microscope that allows access to the inner workings of the brain. The new system enables measurement of activity...

COVID-19: Downside of Social Distancing

Munich, Germany — When faced with danger, humans draw closer together. Social distancing thwarts this impulse. Professor Ophelia Deroy from Ludwigs-Maximilians Universitaet in Munich (LMU) and colleagues...

Follow Your Gut

Lisboa, Portugal — Food has something of a “magic hold” on us, as certain flavours and textures can pretty much dictate what we do. Just think about the spicy dish that keeps bringing you...

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