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A painted pair of zebra finches, caught in a moment of courtship (Credit: Gadagkar lab, Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute).

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The Senses June 14, 2023

Reading the Minds of Electric Fish

Elephantnose fish show us how the brain filters the senses, a must for survival

The Senses March 15, 2023

Mental Landscapes: Magnificent Wiring

The process by which neurons connect into functioning brains, even in fruit flies, is an epic exercise of developmental minutiae that could not matter more

The Senses January 23, 2023

Origins of Pleasurable Touch Traced from Skin to Brain in Mice

Researchers uncover neuronal circuitry tuned to rewarding forms of social touch, opening leads for harnessing touch as a treatment of social and emotional disorders

The Senses November 17, 2022

How do we see in 3D?


Learning & Memory November 2, 2022

Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute Celebrates First Decade of Discovery

Showcase of research from experts on vision, memory and touch highlights progress and what’s to come

The Senses September 7, 2022

Cravings for Fatty Foods Traced to Gut-Brain Connection

Mouse research reveals fat sensors in the intestines that stimulate the brain and drive food desires

Disease February 16, 2022

Opioid’s Impact on the Brain Felt Across Generations, Study in Rats Suggests

New method for assessing pain and pain relief uncovers a neurological legacy of drug use, passed down genetically to male offspring.

Tools & Technology January 25, 2022

Columbia Research Exploring How AI Can Hear One Voice Among Many Receives Honor

Engineering society gives award to impactful, pioneering work that could help lead to brain wave-reading hearing aids.

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, a graduate student in the Axel Lab.

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