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The adrenal glands of a deer mouse (left) and oldfield mouse (right), showing the relative size of the zona fasciculata (green) and the novel zona inaudita (red). (Credit: Bendesky lab/Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute).

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News May 24, 2024

Columbia Undergraduates Convene at the Zuckerman Institute to Learn More About a Future in Neuroscience

Undergrads present their research and hear from faculty at day-long meeting

News May 24, 2024

Profiles in Excellence: Meet Some of Our Undergraduate Researchers

College researchers in Zuckerman Institute labs are investigating different aspects the brain

The Senses May 16, 2024

How Does the Brain Turn Waves of Light Into Experiences of Color?

Fruit fly study reveals brain-cell circuitry that could underlie how creatures large and small see wavelengths of light as information-rich hues

Evolution May 15, 2024

Some Mice May Owe Their Monogamy to a Newly Evolved Type of Cell

Scientists discover the cells and hormones that inspire mice to nurture their young; the same hormones are also present in humans

Decision Making May 10, 2024

Mental Landscape: What Does Brain Activity Look Like?

With a portable brainwave recorder in hand, a Zuckerman Institute scientist aims to bring the joy and art of brain science to wider audiences

News May 8, 2024

Meet Viktoriya Zhuravleva

How does this neuroscientist help others on their path to science? Meet Viktoriya Zhuravleva, PhD, Associate Director in the Development team.

Disease May 1, 2024

New Brain Circuit Controlling Inflammation Found in Mice

Findings uncover hidden connections between the brain and body; making use of this new brain circuit could lead to new therapies for many immune disorders

News April 3, 2024

Meet Nedah Nemati

How do philosophy and science come together for this scholar thinking about behavior? Meet Nedah Nemati, PhD, Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience.

Learning & Memory March 29, 2024

Barcode-like Neural Activity Found in Chickadees

Scientists find new patterns of electrical activity that may help the brain record and recall memories, not just in birds, but humans too

Movement March 20, 2024

In Flies, A Single Brain Cell Can Drive Multiple Movements of the Body

New study reveals how the brain orchestrates motions in partnership with sensory cues from the body

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