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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

Learning & Memory January 22, 2024

This Pianist Learns with Songbirds

Meet Graduate Student Jonathan Kasdin, Neurobiology and Behavior Program

Learning & Memory December 13, 2023

New study sheds light on how the brain learns to seek reward

Rewards don’t just reinforce a specific action—they quickly change the whole pattern of how we behave

Learning & Memory September 27, 2023

How an Audience Changes a Songbird’s Brain

As a zebra finch becomes single-minded about impressing a possible mate, dopamine-releasing brain cells reflect his intentions

Learning & Memory July 10, 2023

This Dancer Explores Parenthood's Effects on the Brain

Meet Graduate Student Briana McRae, Neurobiology and Behavior Program

Learning & Memory March 16, 2023

Why Do We Tell Stories?

A Conversation Between an Author and a Neuroscientist

Learning & Memory January 25, 2023

Scientists Use Card Game to Probe Role of Memory–and Uncertainty–in Decision-Making

When making decisions, we rely on different kinds of memory. How does the brain decide which to use? New research suggests it depends on uncertainty.

Learning & Memory November 2, 2022

Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute Celebrates First Decade of Discovery

Showcase of research from experts on vision, memory and touch highlights progress and what’s to come

Learning & Memory March 17, 2022

Long-suspected Turbocharger for Memory Found in Brain Cells of Mice

Floods of calcium inside neurons can influence learning

Learning & Memory December 15, 2021

Meet Andrès Villegas

How did a neurodiverse family shape a scientist's interest in the brain? Meet Andrès Villegas, a graduate student in the Siegelbaum Lab.

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