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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 July 12, 2016

Demystifying the Brain’s GPS

Studies by Attila Losonczy, MD, PhD, and others in rodents are beginning to reveal how mammalian navigational sense works.

Learning & Memory July 7, 2016

Brains May Have Their Own Version of Google Maps, According to Study of Mice

Study led by Attila Losonczy, MD, PhD, shows two layers of brain cells: one for a map and one for path to a location.

Learning & Memory July 7, 2016

Memories of Favourite Locations Have a Special Place in Brain

A specific part of the brain seems to be responsible for learning and remembering the precise locations of places that are special to us.

Learning & Memory March 11, 2016

'Birth' of Neurons Seen in the Brain for First Time

A team led by Attila Losonczy, MD, PhD, used several techniques to observe the birth of the neurons in an adult mouse.

Learning & Memory March 10, 2016

Newborn Neurons Keep Memories Crisp and Fresh

Research led by Attila Losonczy, MD, PhD, provides a glimpse at how newborn neurons behave in animals as they learn.

Learning & Memory February 29, 2016

The Mysteries of How Newborn Cells May Help Form Memories

Attila Losonczy, MD, PhD, explains why the brain must generate new cells in order to capture memories.

Decision Making January 25, 2016

Make Information Overload Disappear

Daphna Shohamy, PhD, scans the brain of WNYC host Manoush Zomorodi to see if information overload can be visualized in the brain.

Disease October 14, 2015

Anorexics Process Food Choices In a Very Different Way

A new study co-led by Daphna Shohmay, PhD, has identified what’s going on in the brain when anorexics decide what to eat.

Learning & Memory June 23, 2015

Inside Out Nails the Science of How Our Memories Function

Daphna Shohamy, PhD, believes this recent Pixar movie has potential as an educational tool.

Learning & Memory April 19, 2015

Best Memory Advice? Exercise, Stimulating Hobbies

Eric Kandel, MD, and Daphna Shohamy, PhD, discuss steps we can take to prevent, delay or even reverse memory decline.