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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 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.

News September 13, 2016

Brainy High School Students Present Research From Their Summer at Columbia’s Brain Behavior Institute

This summer, city high school students worked with the world's leading neuroscientists.

Movement August 24, 2016

Why One Neuroscientist Started Blasting His Core

Randy Bruno, PhD, weighs in on a new anatomical understanding of how movement controls the body’s stress response system

Movement August 12, 2016

Every Time Michael Phelps Takes a Stroke, This is What Happens in His Brain

Mark Churchland, PhD, studies the brain activity behind voluntary movement and swimming can serve as a great example of that.

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.

Don’t Be So Quick to Flush 15 Years of Brain Scan Studies

Elizabeth Hillman, PhD, weighs in on what we can learn from imaging the human brain.

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.

The Enviably Resilient Young Brain

A study led by Elizabeth Hillman, PhD, provides novel understanding of how brains grow in response to environments.

Newborn Brain Has to Learn How to Feed Itself

In infants, blood flow scans used for brain imaging may not reveal nerve activity, a study led by Elizabeth Hillman, PhD, suggests.