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Pinpointing How Cells Regulate Long-lasting Memories

From the lab of Eric R. Kandel, MD, Columbia's Zuckerman Institute

CPEB3 (green) localizing to a neuron's dendrites after stimulation (Credit: Lenzie Ford and Luana Fioriti/Kandel lab/Columbia's Zuckerman Institute).

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The Senses June 6, 2019

The Power and Peculiarities of Sensing the World

At the 2019 World Science Festival, experts discussed the role that our five senses — smell, taste, sight, hearing and touch — play in helping us to navigate our surroundings.

The Senses May 30, 2019

The Mental Mathematics of Identifying and Manipulating Objects

An international team of researchers demonstrates that our brain need only perform a few lightning-fast statistical calculations to detect key properties of unknown objects.

Brain-Controlled Hearing Aid Automatically Identifies Who You Want to Hear

Columbia engineers develop new AI technology that amplifies correct speaker from a group; breakthrough could lead to better hearing aids.

News May 15, 2019

Mind Brain Behavior Symposium is a Meeting of Minds

Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute hosts gathering of leading neuroscientists from across the country

The Senses May 13, 2019

Room for Thought: Brain Region That Watches for Walls Identified

Advanced imaging technologies observe one brain area’s ability to rapidly sense our surroundings; lays groundwork for improvements to machine learning and robotics.

The Senses March 7, 2019

High-Speed, 3D Microscope Captures Nerve Cells in Action

Columbia team harnesses powerful high-speed, 3D SCAPE microscope to uncover never-before-seen details of the fruit fly nervous system, demonstrating SCAPE’s broad potential to decipher the brain.

Learning & Memory February 19, 2019

An Unexpected Place for Learning, Memory in the Brain

Columbia research demonstrates that the brain’s primitive sensory region also participates in sophisticated learning.

Tools & Technology February 11, 2019

Seeing Inside the Brain

On this International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we hope that girls around the world will be inspired by the work of Elizabeth Hillman, PhD, and carve their own paths into science and engineering.

Computation January 29, 2019

Columbia Engineers Translate Brain Signals into Speech

Advance marks critical step toward brain-computer interfaces that hold immense promise for those with limited or no ability to speak.

The Senses January 9, 2019

Genes on the Move Help Nose Make Sense of Scents

Armed with advanced genomic tools, Columbia scientists have uncovered an ingenious mechanism that underlies the brain’s ability to distinguish different smells.