Due to detections of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in wild birds near Davis, the California Raptor Center is not accepting new raptor patients at this time.

We are also temporarily closed to public visitation in order to protect our resident ambassador birds.

If you find a sick or injured raptor, you can still call our office at (530) 752-6091 for advice. 

You can read more about the CRC's HPAI response plan here.

Wearable Technology & Memory

Wearable Technology & Memory

Can wearable technology increase memory?

Drs. Charan Ranganath and Tanya Jonker are examining the ways that wearable technology can be used to improve memory for real world experiences.  In their study, Ranganath and Jonker will have participants attend educational seminars at the California Raptor Center while wearing cameras.  The photos from these cameras will be used to enhance memory for what was learned at the California Raptor Center. 

Wearable technology offers considerable promise as a tool for enhancing memory, particularly when combined with well-established cognitive principles from laboratory research.  Supported by the strong education mandate of the California Raptor Center, this project will reveal the uses of wearable technology for improving memory for educational materials and personal experiences. 

*Latest news: Grant to Model Human Memory & Learning from Machines (4/27/2017)