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Brain-Controlled Hearing Aid Automatically Identifies Who You Want to Hear

From the lab of Nima Mesgarani, PhD, Columbia's Zuckerman Institute

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News May 15, 2019

Mind Brain Behavior Symposium is a Meeting of Minds

Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute hosts gathering of leading neuroscientists from across the country

Disease March 12, 2019

The Gene That Keeps PTSD-like Behavior at Bay in Female Mice

Columbia study highlights key role this gene plays in essential biological processes; offers promising new target for combating PTSD, a disorder that impacts women more than men.

Learning & Memory January 31, 2019

Pinpointing the Cells That Control the Brain’s Memory Flow

Columbia-led discovery in mice aids efforts to map the circuitry of the brain’s learning center; stands to inform studies of psychiatric disorders in which this circuitry goes awry.

Learning & Memory December 5, 2018

How the Brain Distinguishes Friend from Foe

Columbia study in mice reveals importance of memory in driving key social behavior; offers insight into psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.

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.

Disease October 23, 2018

How to Reverse Memory Loss in Old Mice

Columbia scientists reveal new details of how a naturally occurring hormone can boost memory in aging mice, laying the groundwork for staving off this form of memory loss in people.

Disease October 10, 2018

Columbia Scientist Awarded $7.8M to Identify New Targets Against Brain Disease

By determining the molecular signatures of Alzheimer’s, CTE and other conditions, Anthony Fitzpatrick and his research team to pave way for treatments that target hallmarks of neurodegenerative disease.

The Senses May 24, 2018

Carol Mason Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Academy recognizes decades of work to map complex pathways that connect the eye to the brain; research that could inform treatments of developmental and vision disorders.

Learning & Memory March 1, 2018

In Pursuit of Pleasure, Brain Learns to Hit the Repeat Button

New study in mice shows how the brain learns to reproduce patterns of brain activity that lead to reward; provides insights for treating addiction and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Disease January 31, 2018

Body Movements Just Need a “Puff” of Dopamine to Get Started

A new study in mice suggests that a burst of dopamine levels at the beginning of a movement only, as opposed to all the time, is what gets us going. This may have important implications for treating Parkinson’s disease.