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What the Discovery of an Elusive Protein Means for Science and Medicine

From the lab of Franck Polleux, PhD, Columbia's Zuckerman Institute

Reconstruction of mitochondrial-ER contact points in a cell (Credit: Yusuke Hirabayashi/Polleux Lab/Columbia's Zuckerman Institute).

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Movement October 20, 2017

BRAIN Initiative Awards $25.1M to Zuckerman Institute Scientists

Series of awards unites experts from different fields and universities; bolsters innovative, team approach to deciphering the complexities of the brain.

Computation October 9, 2017

The Human Brain Recalls Visual Features in Reverse Order Than It Detects Them

This new study upends models of how the brain constructs interpretations of the outside world. The research could shed light on phenomena ranging from eyewitness testimony to stereotyping to autism.

The Senses August 31, 2017

How Does Rafael Nadal Keep His Eye on the Ball? The Neuroscience of Vision

In celebration of the 2017 US Open, Columbia's Zuckerman Institute presents a piece that explores the minds behind the talents. Join us for a tour led by neuroscientist Rudy Behnia, PhD, an expert in vision at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute.

The Senses August 9, 2017

How the Tongue Keeps Its Tastes Straight

Signals sent by tongue’s taste cells prevent the brain from confusing bitter and sweet tastes.

The Senses May 22, 2017

How the Brain Turns Down the Volume on Your Noisy Body

A Q&A with Nathaniel Sawtell, PhD

The Senses January 26, 2017

Jeff Koons First Artist-in-Residence at Zuckerman Institute

Though artists and scientists may sometimes speak different languages, there is much they can learn from each other.

The Senses September 22, 2016

Columbia Neuroscientist Wins Support of Leading Science Institute

Stavros Lomvardas, an expert on olfaction, our sense of smell, earns funding and recognition from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

The Senses September 6, 2016

Columbia’s Carol Mason Wins Vision Award for Studies of How Visual Circuits Develop

Prize recognizes decades of work that explores how the eyes connect to the brain and lays the groundwork for new ways to treat vision damage.

The Senses July 25, 2016

Seeing with Both Sides of the Brain

In her research, Carol Mason asks: How do nerve cells in the eye know where to go in the brain?

The Senses July 12, 2016

A Researcher Comes Face-to-Face with Sight

Ning Qian is exploring how the brain makes sense of the world we see, as well as why people with autism often find it difficult to look at faces.