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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

Decision Making April 16, 2019

How Our Brains Seek Out Information

Neuroscientist Jacqueline Gottlieb, PhD, and Economist Michael Woodford, PhD, are working to understand what motivates us to pay attention and invest in certain pieces of information.

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.

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.

Growth & Development February 14, 2018

Learning the Language of Love: The Brain Science of Songbirds

By examining birds' courtship rituals, and deciphering how they learn to sing to each other, Sarah Woolley, PhD, is shedding new light on how two brains can connect to become a pair.

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.

Decision Making July 27, 2017

Scientists Witness the Brain’s ‘Aha!’ Moment

Study lends insight into one of neuroscience’s greatest puzzles: how the brain transforms unconscious information into conscious thought.

Decision Making April 7, 2017

Curious Cells: How the Brain Makes Up Its Mind

A Q&A with Jacqueline Gottlieb, PhD

Decision Making June 10, 2016

Philosophers, Brain and Mind Scientists Discuss Search for the Self

The World Science Festival concluded by addressing one of the hardest questions in science: How do our brains give rise to our sense of self?