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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.

Decision Making February 26, 2020

How Does the Brain Put Decisions into Context?

Columbia research combines mathematics and neuroscience; highlights surprising power of one brain area to simultaneously integrate vast amounts of information.

Disease February 19, 2020

Curious Minds: Can You Inherit Stress on Your DNA?

Do the experiences of your father leave a mark on your genes? Can trauma be passed down from generation to generation?

Disease February 6, 2020

Toxic Protein, Linked to Alzheimer’s and Other Diseases, Exposed in New Detail

Columbia-led team harnesses two powerful technologies to identify promising targets for diagnosing and treating neurodegenerative diseases.

The Senses February 4, 2020

Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute Announces Three Artists-in-Residence

Year-long program embeds award-winning painter, jazz musician and author with scientists studying the mind, the brain and behavior.

The Senses January 29, 2020

Sex Pheromone Named for Jane Austen Character Alters Brain in Mouse Courtship

Columbia-led study in mice maps brain circuitry that enables a single pheromone to drive both innate and learned sexual behaviors

The Senses January 6, 2020

Mathematics and Neuroscience Merge to Shed Light on Learning

A Q&A with Nathaniel Sawtell, Larry Abbott and Salomon Muller.

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