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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.

Evolution October 22, 2015

How the Human Brain Evolved — and Why it Matters

Franck Polleux is tracing the origins of our extraordinary capacity for complex thinking.

Evolution July 13, 2015

Brain Network that Controls, Redirects Attention Identified

Human-specific network may have evolved to strengthen social communication.

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