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Trans-entorhinal cortex (orange) of a mouse brain, as imaged by fMRI (Credit: Jia Guo / Columbia University)

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The Senses December 9, 2021

Meet Jennifer Scribner

What happened when one woman went back to school for science in her forties? Meet Jennifer Scribner, graduate student in the Axel lab.

The Senses November 17, 2021

Solving a Mystery 60 Years Old: How Insect Vision Detects Motion

A Q&A with neuroscientists Rudy Behnia, Jessica Kohn and Jacob Portes

The Senses October 27, 2021

How the Brain Perceives Landmarks

Mice navigating virtual environments reveal brain activity that adjusts mental maps.

The Senses July 21, 2021

The Science of Whiskers: How Touch Remaps the Brain

New mouse research on the sense of touch reveals surprising mental flexibility, with potential implications for designing touch-sensitive prosthetic limbs and understanding disorders such as autism.

The Senses April 15, 2020

How Does Sugar Drive Consumption?

Pioneering study points to promising avenues for minimizing sugar cravings and potentially reducing incidence of obesity and diabetes.

The Senses April 9, 2020

3D Videos Reveal How the Nose Detects Odor Combinations

Columbia study in mice shows how special cells in nose help the brain to distinguish between world’s near-infinite combinations of scents.

The Senses March 9, 2020

Curious Minds: How Do Flies See in Color?

New research from two young scientists shows how the brains of flies, like the brains of humans, create the mental illusion of color.

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?

The Senses February 12, 2020

Curious Minds: How Do We Taste Sour?

How do the tongue and the brain work together to tell us that certain things are sour?

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