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Above: Neuroscientist Bianca Jones Marlin, PhD, is bringing us one step closer to understanding our full genetic inheritance. (Credit: Devin Powell/Columbia's Zuckerman Institute).

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Movement November 27, 2019

Why Do We Freeze When Startled? New Study in Flies Points to Serotonin

Columbia researchers uncover mechanism that produces the fly’s startle response, offers clues as to what may happen in our own bodies when we get startled.

Learning & Memory November 21, 2019

Curious Minds: How Do Birds Change Their Tune?

Postdoctoral research scientist Jordan Moore, PhD, discovered a part of the brain critical for learning songs: a step toward understanding how human beings learn language when young.

The Senses November 18, 2019

Inside the Jazz Lab with Helen Sung, Jazz Artist-in-Residence

Award-winning pianist completes a year-long residency at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute with a debut of original compositions inspired by brain science.

Learning & Memory October 31, 2019

Curious Minds: Why Do Some Memories Last a Lifetime?

Mentored by Nobel laureate Eric Kandel, two young scientists team up and discover they have a lot in common.

Movement October 21, 2019

The Brain Science of Baseball

Neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert, PhD, is uncovering the connections between body and brain that make the physical feats of this sport possible.

The Senses October 21, 2019

How the Brain Dials Up the Volume to Hear Someone in a Crowd

Columbia-led study offers new insight into organization of brain’s listening center; provides roadmap for development of hearing-aid technologies inspired by the brain

Disease October 21, 2019

Rui Costa Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Academy recognizes Dr. Costa’s outstanding contributions to the brain science of movement and learning that has yielded insights into Parkinson’s disease, autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Decision Making October 14, 2019

Curious Minds: How Do We Make Everyday Decisions?

Hot coffee or cold brew? Pizza or pasta for dinner? These are the decisions that guide our every day lives. What computations do our brains make when weighing these choices?

Disease October 9, 2019

Columbia Scientists Reverse Core Symptom of Schizophrenia in Adult Mice

Findings reveal potential new strategy for treating people diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Tools & Technology September 27, 2019

High-Speed Microscope Illuminates Biology at the Speed of Life

New SCAPE 2.0 system can serve as a critical tool to advance science and medicine.

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