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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 3, 2022

Craving Fatty Foods? Your Intestines May Be to Blame

Charles Zuker, PhD, finds that sensors in the intestines, not tastebuds, drive the appetite for fat.

The Senses September 9, 2022

What’s behind fat addiction?

A study in mice by Charles Zuker, PhD, shows a signaling pathway that could be blocked to help reduce the urge to eat fatty foods

The Senses July 18, 2022

The Biology of Taste Perception and Sugar Craving

Charles Zuker, PhD, explores the mechanisms of taste perception on the Huberman Lab podcast.

Tools & Technology April 20, 2022

Cerebral Cartography! Building the Google Earth of Brain Maps

Elizabeth Hillman, PhD, on new brain mapping techniques.

Movement April 12, 2022

Brain Games: How the Mind Performs Under Pressure

What neuroscience and psychology can tell us about baseball – and ourselves.

Learning & Memory March 22, 2022

The Controversial Search for Genius in the Remains of Einstein's Brain

Sarah Woolley, PhD, weighs in on the debate around the study of Einstein’s brain.

Disease March 3, 2022

How the Coronavirus Steals the Sense of Smell

Study from the Lomvardas lab shows the virus does not infect nerve cells that detect odors. Instead, it attacks nearby supporting cells.

Learning & Memory January 24, 2022

Is There Life After Winning a Nobel Prize?

According to neuroscientist Eric Kandel’s new book, the answer is a resounding yes.

Evolution January 19, 2022

The Cuttlefish Is a Master of Disguise. Tessa Montague Wants to Get Inside Its Head.

Tessa Montague, a postdoc in Richard Axel’s lab at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute, studies the neural basis of camouflage in cuttlefish, a cephalopod related to squid and octopuses.

Learning & Memory January 6, 2022

Preparing Kids for Survival

How is it that the experience of stress or trauma can be passed on from one generation to the next, even without contact between them? Bianca Jones Marlin, PhD, interviewed by Alan Alda on the Clear+Vivid podcast.