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Learning & Memory February 24, 2021

Why You Should Try Something New Every Day

New study demonstrates the power of novelty to boost the brain’s problem-solving abilities

Learning & Memory February 16, 2021

How Does the Brain Create Memories?

How an Incredible Memory Helps Birds Survive the Winter

Computation October 14, 2020

How Do You Make Sense of the World?

Two Zuckerman Institute labs teamed up to investigate how the brain represents abstract concepts

Movement October 7, 2020

How Does the Brain Explore?

New mouse study reveals brain cells that identify familiar locations, deepening our understanding of how the brain explores new environments

Learning & Memory October 6, 2020

NIH New Innovator Award Goes to Columbia Neuroscientist Studying “Genius” Birds and Memory

$2.43 million grant will fund cutting-edge technologies and research positions aimed at deciphering what a memory looks like.

Learning & Memory October 5, 2020

Cells that Keep Brain Activity Balanced in Mice Mapped in 3D

Researchers combined two imaging technologies, creating an atlas of cells that inhibit activity to keep the brain functioning properly.

Decision Making June 15, 2020

What is the Cerebellum?

Recent research is revealing new, complex roles for this ancient and universal brain structure.

Computation June 9, 2020

Revealing the Key to the Brain’s Unrivaled Computing Power

A Q&A with Stefano Fusi, René Hen, Mazen Kheirbek and Fabio Stefanini.

How Does the Brain Link Events To Form A Memory?

Findings in mice bolster efforts to map circuitry of brain’s memory center; point to new areas of research into panic and post-traumatic stress disorders.

Growth & Development April 20, 2020

Early Exposure to Cannabis Boosts Young Brains’ Sensitivity to Cocaine

Columbia-led research in rats uncovers unexpected interplay between the two drugs; sheds new light on the neurobiology of drug use in adolescence.

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