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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 June 9, 2021

Neuroscientists Have Discovered a Phenomenon That They Can’t Explain

Carl Schoonover, PhD, and Andrew Fink, PhD, discuss their latest research in The Atlantic

The Senses April 15, 2020

Humans' “Unquenchable Desire” for Sugar Stems From an Unexpected Place

Charles Zuker, PhD, explains why we want sugar so terribly. The reasons why go far beyond taste.

The Senses January 29, 2020

Sex Pheromone Named After Mr. Darcy Found to Put Female Mice in the Mood

Ebru Demir, PhD, describes a new study in mice showing that the pheromone darcin.can elicit complex behaviors that are dependent on the animal's internal state.

The Senses December 5, 2019

Good Question: Why Do We Freeze Up When We're Startled?

Richard Mann, PhD, describes his latest work in fruit flies that sheds light on the body's startle response.

The Senses October 23, 2019

A New Look at How the Brain Processes Sound Could Radically Improve Hearing Aids

Nima Mesgarani, PhD, and his team got a rare glimpse of what happens inside the brain while multiple people are talking.

The Senses September 19, 2019

How Your Brain Keeps You From Running Into Walls

In a matter of milliseconds, our brains calculate the geometry of each space we enter, according to research led by Nikolaus Kriegeskorte, PhD.

Smart Hearing Aids Can Pick Out a Voice in Crowded Rooms

Nima Mesgarani, PhD, and his team have developed a hearing aid that monitors its user’s brainwaves to lock on to a conversation.

Scientists Create Mind-controlled Hearing Aid

Development from the lab of Nima Mesgarani, PhD, could transform ability of hearing-impaired to cope with noisy environments.

Hearing Aids That Read Your Brain Will Know Who You Want to Hear

Developed by Nima Mesgarani, PhD, this potentially transformative new system can work out who you want to listen to and amplify that voice.

Experimental Brain-controlled Hearing Aid Can Pick Out Voices in a Crowd

Nima Mesgarani, PhD, and his colleagues demonstrate a new type of hearing-aid technology inspired by the human brain.