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Decision Making May 22, 2023

Mental Landscape: How Does a Fruit Fly Stack the Survival Deck?

A decade of watching fruit flies lay eggs has revealed a means of neural control that adds flexibility to instinctive behavior

Movement November 24, 2021

For the Brain, Context is Key to New Theory of Movement and Memory

Mathematical model could help in physical therapy and shed light on learning in general

Movement November 4, 2021

Mental Landscapes: The Brain-Spine Connection

A new look at nerve cells linked to complicated movements that require many steps.

Movement October 5, 2021

Zuckerman Institute’s Rui Costa Wins NIH Director's Pioneer Award

$5.67 million award will fund research into how the brain influences the body and impacts health

Movement April 5, 2021

New Blueprint of Brain Connections Reveals Extensive Reach of Central Regulator

Map of basal ganglia connectivity uncovers key links with implications for range of disorders

Movement November 4, 2020

Brain Region Implicated in Predicting the Consequences of Actions

Researchers monitor brain cells in mice that build mental models to simulate the future

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

Movement June 24, 2020

Columbia Neuroscientist Rui Costa Joins International Consortium to Decode How the Brain Moves the Body

Emory University-led effort to develop innovative technologies; deepen understanding of movement in both health and disease.

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