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In this coiled NeuroPAL worm, every neuron can be identified by its color. (Credit: Eviatar Yemini / Oliver Hobert / Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia)

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Learning & Memory October 6, 2020

NIH New Innovator Award Goes to Columbia Neuroscientist Studying “Genius” Birds and Memory

$2.43 million grant will fund cutting-edge technologies and research positions aimed at deciphering what a memory looks like.

Evolution April 16, 2020

Finding the Brainy Genes That Make Us Human

A Q&A with Franck Polleux, PhD, and James Noonan, PhD.

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.

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

Evolution April 4, 2018

How Genes Shape Behavior

Andrés Bendesky, MD, PhD, argues that deciphering the astounding diversity of animal behaviors will help to gain insight into ourselves. In appreciation of this work, he is now being recognized as one of the most promising early-career scientists in America.

Growth & Development February 14, 2018

Learning the Language of Love: The Brain Science of Songbirds

By examining birds' courtship rituals, and deciphering how they learn to sing to each other, Sarah Woolley, PhD, is shedding new light on how two brains can connect to become a pair.

Evolution November 2, 2017

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

Columbia-led research solves decade-long scientific mystery; lays groundwork for entirely new investigations into cell biology and disease

The Senses May 22, 2017

How the Brain Turns Down the Volume on Your Noisy Body

A Q&A with Nathaniel Sawtell, PhD

Evolution September 19, 2016

This Gene May Underpin Our Brain’s Extraordinary Abilities

Scientists at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute have shed light on how a single change to our genome had a significant impact on the evolution of the human brain

Franck Polleux Wins Prize for Outstanding Contributions to Neuroscience

Award recognizes Dr. Polleux’s groundbreaking research to map the brain’s wiring, lending insight into human cognition and our susceptibility to disease.

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