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Brain cells switched off in the anterior cingulate cortex (green) prevent mice from learning flexibly. (Credit: Thomas Akam / Rui Costa / Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown)

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Movement November 4, 2020

Brain Region Implicated in Predicting the Consequences of Actions

Researchers monitor brain cells in mice that build mental models to simulate the future

Disease October 19, 2020

Brain Cells that Remember Social Interactions Hold Promise for Treating Schizophrenia Symptoms, Mouse Study Suggests

An in-depth investigation of cells in the brain’s memory center reveals their role in social behavior, and a potential way to treat social deficits in schizophrenia.

News October 15, 2020

New Scholar-in-Residence Joins Zuckerman Institute Efforts to Enhance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Clinical psychologist will advise on issues of bias and lead trainings to combat prejudice and racism.

Computation October 14, 2020

How Do You Make Sense of the World?

Two Zuckerman Institute labs teamed up to investigate how the brain represents abstract concepts

Movement October 7, 2020

How Does the Brain Explore?

New mouse study reveals brain cells that identify familiar locations, deepening our understanding of how the brain explores new environments

Learning & Memory October 6, 2020

NIH New Innovator Award Goes to Columbia Neuroscientist Studying “Genius” Birds and Memory

$2.43 million grant will fund cutting-edge technologies and research positions aimed at deciphering what a memory looks like.

Learning & Memory October 5, 2020

Cells that Keep Brain Activity Balanced in Mice Mapped in 3D

Researchers combined two imaging technologies, creating an atlas of cells that inhibit activity to keep the brain functioning properly.

Decision Making September 16, 2020

What Happens When We Look at Art?

Recent experiments explore how we respond to different kinds of paintings.

Disease September 10, 2020

Lab in the Time of Coronavirus: "Back to School"

What does it look like to start graduate school in the middle of a pandemic? Meet the students and faculty preparing for classes and research during the upcoming academic year.

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