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Brain cells switched off in the anterior cingulate cortex (green) prevent mice from learning flexibly. (Credit: Thomas Akam / Rui Costa / Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown)

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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.

Decision Making June 15, 2020

What is the Cerebellum?

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

Disease March 27, 2020

Scientists Identify Gene That First Slows, Then Accelerates, ALS in Mice

Columbia study underscores complexities of deadly neurodegenerative disease; offers promising strategies to target disease’s underlying genetic mechanisms.

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.

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 2, 2020

Artist Sarah Sze on Working With Neuroscientists

Sarah Sze, a 2003 Macarthur Fellow and a professor in the visual arts program at the School of the Arts, spent 2019 as the Alan Kanzer Artist-in-Residence at the Zuckerman Institute.

Tools & Technology December 18, 2019

Curious Minds: How Can We See Living Nerve Cells in Action?

If you could see the brain at work in a living creature, imagine what you could discover about the biology’s most fundamental processes. For postdoctoral research scientist Wenze Li, PhD, and graduate student Rebecca Vaadia, this is not a dream, but reality.

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