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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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Learning & Memory September 20, 2021

Untangling Transgenerational Trauma

Bianca Jones Marlin, PhD, is one of Popular Science's Brilliant 10: The most innovative up-and-coming minds in science.

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

Learning & Memory November 20, 2020

Is Your Brain Goofing Off?

Pop culture suggests humans use only a fraction of their mental capacity—scientists disagree.

Learning & Memory May 13, 2020

Unexpected Brain Strategy Links Two Events Separated by Time

A study in mice led by Attila Losonczy, MD, PhD, and Stefano Fusi, PhD, does not find evidence supporting two popular ideas for how the brain bridges temporal time gaps.

Learning & Memory March 12, 2019

Do Genes Dictate How Mice Cope With Trauma?

A gene that affects how mice encode fear memories could inform the study of PTSD in humans, according to a study led by Eric Kandel, MD.

Learning & Memory January 31, 2019

The Brain's GPS System Holds Clues To Schizophrenia And A Unifying Theory Of Mind

A study led by Attila Losonczy, MD, PhD, shows how a type of brain cell affects navigation through our physical world as well as through our memories.

Learning & Memory January 14, 2019

How Does Your Brain Remember Things? A New Study Shows How It Recalls Different Events

A study led by Daphna Shohamy, PhD, found that the brain prioritizes important memories over neutral events.

Disease October 23, 2018

Bone Hormone Released During Exercise May Lead to New Memory-loss Drug

A new study led by Eric Kandel, MD, has identified a protein that could form the basis of a treatment for age-related memory loss.

Learning & Memory March 19, 2018

Answering Questions About the Brain

Bianca Jones Marlin, PhD, explores the brain science of love and heartbreak.