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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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Decision Making June 3, 2016

This Experiment Suggests Intuition Is A Real Thing

Michael Shadlen, MD, PhD, weighs in on findings that suggest intuition can be used to make more accurate decisions.

Computation March 22, 2016

The Singularity and the Neural Code

Eric Kandel, MD, weighs in on science's hardest problem: cracking the neural code.

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.

Disease February 18, 2016

Scientists Have Found A Way To Prevent Memory Loss In Schizophrenic Mice

Joseph Gogos, MD, PhD, and his team have successfully eliminated one of the major symptoms of schizophrenia in mice.

Disease February 18, 2016

Neuroscientists Score a Rare Hit Against an Impenetrable Face of Schizophrenia

Research led by Joseph Gogos, MD, PhD, shows that regrowing certain neural connections rebuilds working memories in mice.

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 January 11, 2016

A Discovery About Brain Circuitry Holds Promise for Treating Anxiety

Steven Siegelbaum, PhD, reveals how the mind distinguishes between safe and dangerous environments.

The Senses November 19, 2015

Your Brain Can Taste without Your Tongue

Charles Zuker, PhD, shows that stimulating the "taste cortex" was enough to trick mice into thinking they'd tasted sweet or bitter.