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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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Why understanding inherited trauma is critical, and what it means for our kids

Bianca Jones Marlin, PhD, talks about her work on inherited trauma with The Washington Post.

Evolution July 15, 2021

My Daughter’s First Pet—the Next Big Model Organism?

Andrés Bendesky, PhD, betta fish genome sequencing study featured on The Scientist.

Evolution July 9, 2021

Did a Cuttlefish Write This?

Tessa Montague, PhD talks to the New York Times about her fascination with cuttlefish and their surprising cognitive abilities.

The Senses June 9, 2021

Neuroscientists Have Discovered a Phenomenon That They Can’t Explain

Carl Schoonover, PhD, and Andrew Fink, PhD, discuss their latest research in The Atlantic

Evolution May 14, 2021

The 1,000-Year Secret That Made Betta Fish Beautiful

Andres Bendesky, PhD, work on betta-fish genetic sequencing featured on the New York Times.

Evolution May 14, 2021

The Surprise Hiding in the DNA of Pet Fish

Andres Bendesky, PhD, interviewed about his work on betta-fish domestication.

Decision Making March 18, 2021

How the pandemic may be affecting your ability to make simple decisions

Daphna Shohamy, PhD, talks about how these uncertain times deplete our cognitive resources.

Decision Making March 15, 2021

The “Art” of Making Decisions

What happens when we look at art? Daphna Shohamy, PhD, discusses her latest research with Dr. Phil Stieg on This is Your Brain podcast.

Learning & Memory February 25, 2021

The Legacy of Trauma: Can Experiences Leave A Biological Imprint?

Bianca Jones Marlin talks to NPR Shortwave about epigenetics and its potential implications in trauma inheritance