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Cortical pyramidal neurons in culture imaged once a day for six consecutive days. Compared to the control neuron (left), a Wnk1-deleted neuron (right) has sparse branching and an axon that disintegrates over time. (Credit: Daniel Virga / Polleux lab / Columbia's Zuckerman Institute)

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Learning & Memory October 28, 2015

What Songbirds Can Teach Us About Human Speech and Language

Sarah Woolley is decoding how the brain interprets sound — and what happens during development when those sounds are disrupted.

The Senses October 1, 2015

Studying Smell to Understand the Brain

At the Zuckerman Institute, Stavros Lomvardas is exploring how people make sense of the millions of scents they encounter every day.

The Senses September 8, 2015

The Signals that Guide Our Sense of Taste

Neuroscientist Charles Zuker explores why we love the sweet, despise the bitter, and how we know when we’re thirsty.

The Senses May 15, 2015

From The Tongue To The Brain

A body of research by Charles Zuker xxplains how we distinguish bitter from sweet, salty from sour — and why we should care.

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