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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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Computation March 5, 2024

Scientist at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute Wins Prestigious Brain Prize

Prize is among the largest in the world for brain science; Dr. Abbott and two other scientists are recognized for their pathbreaking work in theoretical neuroscience

Computation February 20, 2024

Can A Single Brain Region Encode Familiarity and Recollection?

A new study with mice reveals how the brain can identify familiar individuals and recall past experiences with them; findings could shed light on disorders affecting memory

Computation January 19, 2024

This Runner Computes How Vision Works

Meet Graduate Student Tuan Nguyen, Neurobiology and Behavior Program

Computation September 14, 2023

Verbal Nonsense Reveals Limitations of AI Chatbots

In a new study, researchers tracked how current language models, such as ChatGPT, mistake nonsense sentences as meaningful. Can these AI flaws open new windows on the brain?

Computation June 29, 2022

Computer Models Mimic Brain’s Ease in Telling Faces Apart

Models that perform statistical analyses of hundreds of visual clues point the way to understanding how our brains give us the ability to distinguish faces

Decision Making September 30, 2021

Columbia-led Team Awarded $18.3 Million from BRAIN Initiative to Research Decision-Making

Columbia-led Team Awarded $18.3 Million from BRAIN Initiative to Research Decision-Making

Computation July 19, 2021

Innovation Scholar Zenna Tavares Wants to Give Machines Common Sense

Newest Zuckerman Institute investigator draws on logic, philosophy and mathematics to create algorithms with the ability to reason.

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