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When motivated to seek specific information, say, about a newly arrived infectious virus, people tend to also become receptive to a much wider range of information types, a new study suggests.

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News May 4, 2022

Meet Arnav Raha

How does a multilingual Indian family shape a scientist's interests? Meet Arnav Raha, Lab Manager in the Gadakar Lab

Decision Making April 28, 2022

A Study of Pandemic’s Early Days Reveals that Hunger for Specific Information Opens Minds

By examining connections between information-seeking, learning and motivation, new study offers pointers for public-education campaigns and classrooms.

News April 27, 2022

Meet Dana Crawford

How did science become a safe space for a girl kicked out of class for asking too many questions? Meet Dana Crawford, PhD, Scholar-in-Residence at the Zuckerman Institute.

News April 13, 2022

Meet Connor Gibbons

How is an expert in aquariums helping cuttlefish to feel at home in the lab? Meet Connor Gibbons, Cephalopods Facility Manager in the Axel Lab.

Tools & Technology April 11, 2022

Researchers Undertake Challenge to Image Every Cell in the Human Brain at Unprecedented Speed

Columbia-led team wins $9.1 million research grant to create fundamentally new maps that will chart cell diversity throughout the brains of humans.

News April 6, 2022

Meet Katie Insel

What is a neuroscientist who studies adolescents teaching the legal system? Meet Katie Insel, PhD, a postdoctoral research scientist in the Shohamy Lab.

News March 30, 2022

Meet Amy Vo

Why does a research technician’s work to repurpose drugs remind her of her grandmother? Meet Amy Vo, research technician in the Mason-Dodd lab.

News March 23, 2022

Meet Eugenie Peze-Heidsieck

How does neuroscience prepare you to go to space? Meet Eugenie Peze-Heidsieck, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher in the Polleux Lab in the running to become an astronaut.

Learning & Memory March 17, 2022

Long-suspected Turbocharger for Memory Found in Brain Cells of Mice

Floods of calcium inside neurons can influence learning

Growth & Development March 10, 2022

Meet Alexis Kim

How do neuroscience research and a family legacy intersect for a research technician? Meet Alexis Kim, research technician in the Marlin Lab.

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