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Learning & Memory

Brain Area Controlling Social Memory Also Triggers Aggression

From the lab of Steven A. Siegelbaum, PhD, Columbia's Zuckerman Institute

Composite image of neurons in the CA2 hippocampal region of a mouse (Felix Leroy and David H. Brann/Siegelbaum lab/Columbia's Zuckerman Institute).

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Computation November 2, 2018

Columbia-led Team Receives $16.75M from the BRAIN Initiative

Award unites different fields of brain research to foster an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to deciphering the brain.

Decision Making November 1, 2018

Election Day: The Brain Science of Making Decisions

Then November, when you join millions in voting, take a moment to ask yourself: How did my brain make this decision? Before going into the voting both, join Michael Shadlen, MD, PhD, on a journey inside the brain.

Disease October 24, 2018

How Columbia University is Untangling Alzheimer's Disease

Meet the scientists leveraging technological advances to reveal aspects of the disease long hidden from view.

Decision Making August 16, 2018

How People Use, and Lose, Preexisting Biases to Make Decisions

New Columbia research shows that the human brain employs precise, mathematical logic to decision-making, revealing new insight into the brain science that guides learning.

The Senses May 1, 2018

How Two Brains Agree on Smells

Columbia researchers develop mathematical model that proposes new and critical role for neurons in the brain’s smell center.

Computation April 5, 2018

Columbia Scientists Build Better Way to Decode the Genome

New computer algorithm deciphers DNA’s most well-kept secrets; may help find the links between genes and disease.

Movement October 20, 2017

BRAIN Initiative Awards $25.1M to Zuckerman Institute Scientists

Series of awards unites experts from different fields and universities; bolsters innovative, team approach to deciphering the complexities of the brain.

Computation October 9, 2017

The Human Brain Recalls Visual Features in Reverse Order Than It Detects Them

This new study upends models of how the brain constructs interpretations of the outside world. The research could shed light on phenomena ranging from eyewitness testimony to stereotyping to autism.

Computation October 3, 2016

How the Brain Makes New Memories While Preserving the Old

Advance helps to resolve this long-standing scientific question; offers framework to guide future studies of memory.

The Senses July 12, 2016

A Researcher Comes Face-to-Face with Sight

Ning Qian is exploring how the brain makes sense of the world we see, as well as why people with autism often find it difficult to look at faces.