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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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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.

Learning & Memory December 8, 2021

Has Eric Kandel rested on his laurels? No

The Nobel-winning neuroscientist has been studying connections on an ever-grander scale.

Learning & Memory November 12, 2021

Neuroscientist Explains Memory in 5 Levels of Difficulty

What is memory? Our own Daphna Shohamy, PhD, discusses memory with five people, from a 7-year-old to a fellow professor.

Learning & Memory November 3, 2021

Bianca Jones Marlin interviewed on Neuron

Bianca Jones Marlin, PhD, talks about overcoming the challenges of the past year—opening a new lab, caring for a young family, and gaining the strength to speak her truth and create the inclusive community academia strives for.