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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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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.

Movement February 16, 2018

Figure Skater Brains Are Literally Wired Differently

Rui Costa, DVM, PhD, and Nathaniel Sawtell, PhD, explain what it is about figure skaters' brains that helps them stay upright on slippery ice.

Learning & Memory February 14, 2018

Some Songbirds Have Brains Specially Designed to Find Mates for Life

When it comes time to choose a mate, neuroscientist Sarah Woolley, PhD, finds that finches are expert at learning the songs of their fathers for later in life.

Movement February 9, 2018

Go Figure: Why Olympic Ice Skaters Don't Fall Flat on Their Faces

Athletes’ brains get rewired with practice, say Rui Costa, DVM, PhD, and Nathaniel Sawtell, PhD.

Learning & Memory October 20, 2017

Your Memories Are Less Accurate Than You Think

Research from Ning Qian, PhD, is probing into the details of how the brain recollects what we’ve witnessed.

Learning & Memory November 21, 2016

Your Memory is Not Like a Computer's

Our brains are often compared to a computer hard drive between our ears. But the reality, says Daphna Shohamy, PhD, is far more complex.

Growth & Development October 6, 2016

Teens' Penchant For Risk-Taking May Help Them Learn Faster

Daphna Shohamy, PhD, and her team test whether teens' drive for rewards, and the risk-taking that comes from it, exist for a reason.

Growth & Development October 5, 2016

Teen Brains are Primed for Learning From Life

Daphna Shohamy, PhD, found that teens are great at learning because of the nifty way their brains thread together memory-formation processes.

Learning & Memory October 3, 2016

The Human Remembering Machine

A new mathematical model of memory by Stefano Fusi, PhD, and team could accelerate the quest to build brain-inspired hardware.