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Education Lab

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Community Brain Expo

Showcasing brain science with activities and demonstrations for people of all ages

Elementary school students discover the wonders of the brain at the 2016 Community Brain Expo (Credit: Michael DeVito/Columbia University).

Science and community come together at Columbia’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute.

We are delighted to call Manhattanville home and eager to share with our neighbors the challenge and excitement of learning how our minds and brains work. Our Education Lab, located near the 129th Street entrance of the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, is open year-round and hosts a variety of hands-on brain science programs. Designed with feedback from the community, these programs harness the groundbreaking research of the institute in creative ways for school children, families, after-school groups, teachers and adults. Contact us to learn more about our programs; we have only just begun!

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Videos Feauring the Education Lab

Brain Awareness Week at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute

How Do Early Life Experiences Shape Behavior?

Brain Insight Lecture, Featuring Frances Champagne, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology at Columbia University

Hope in the Face of Fear: How Advances in Neuroscience Will Transform Treatments for Anxiety and OCD

Brain Insight Lecture, Featuring Helen Blair Simpson, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

BioBus and Columbia's Zuckerman Institute: Connecting Kids to the Wonders of Brain Science

Learning from Experience: How our brains remember the past and shape our future

Brain Insight Lecture, Featuring Daphna Shohamy, PhD, Zuckerman Institute Principal Investigator and Columbia Associate Professor of Psychology

Can Children Save the Lives of Their Parents in the Throes of Stroke?

Brain Insight Lecture, Featuring Olajide Williams, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center

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