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Zuckerman Institute in the News

Columbia's Zuckerman Institute is regularly featured in influential news outlets around the world. We invite you to browse a selection of recent news coverage below.

Above: Zuckerman Institute Principal Investigator Rudy Behnia, PhD, being interviewed on camera.

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The Senses October 23, 2019

A New Look at How the Brain Processes Sound Could Radically Improve Hearing Aids

Nima Mesgarani, PhD, and his team got a rare glimpse of what happens inside the brain while multiple people are talking.

Disease October 10, 2019

Schizophrenia Memory Deficits Reversed in Adult Mice

An international research team headed by Joseph Gogos, MD, PhD, and Stavros Lomvardas, PhD, restored normal working memory in a mouse model of schizophrenia.

Tools & Technology October 7, 2019

Black Holes, Volcanic Scrolls and a Teeny, Tiny Heartbeat

Developed by Elizabeth Hillman, PhD, SCAPE 2.0 follows blood cells through the heart of a zebra fish embryo.

The Senses September 19, 2019

How Your Brain Keeps You From Running Into Walls

In a matter of milliseconds, our brains calculate the geometry of each space we enter, according to research led by Nikolaus Kriegeskorte, PhD.

Growth & Development September 6, 2019

Body Architects

Research from Richard Mann, PhD, and colleagues highlights the unique properties of DNA segments that guide the fly’s complicated development.

Tools & Technology July 17, 2019

Seeing the "Sixth Sense"

A study led by Elizabeth Hillman, PhD, and Wesley Grueber, PhD, reveals that the imaging of body-sensing neurons required both new techniques and new technology.

Smart Hearing Aids Can Pick Out a Voice in Crowded Rooms

Nima Mesgarani, PhD, and his team have developed a hearing aid that monitors its user’s brainwaves to lock on to a conversation.

Scientists Create Mind-controlled Hearing Aid

Development from the lab of Nima Mesgarani, PhD, could transform ability of hearing-impaired to cope with noisy environments.

Hearing Aids That Read Your Brain Will Know Who You Want to Hear

Developed by Nima Mesgarani, PhD, this potentially transformative new system can work out who you want to listen to and amplify that voice.

Experimental Brain-controlled Hearing Aid Can Pick Out Voices in a Crowd

Nima Mesgarani, PhD, and his colleagues demonstrate a new type of hearing-aid technology inspired by the human brain.