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Computation October 3, 2016

How the Brain Makes New Memories While Preserving the Old

Advance helps to resolve this long-standing scientific question; offers framework to guide future studies of memory.

The Senses September 22, 2016

Columbia Neuroscientist Wins Support of Leading Science Institute

Stavros Lomvardas, an expert on olfaction, our sense of smell, earns funding and recognition from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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

The Senses September 6, 2016

Columbia’s Carol Mason Wins Vision Award for Studies of How Visual Circuits Develop

Prize recognizes decades of work that explores how the eyes connect to the brain and lays the groundwork for new ways to treat vision damage.

The Senses July 25, 2016

Seeing with Both Sides of the Brain

In her research, Carol Mason asks: How do nerve cells in the eye know where to go in the brain?

The Senses July 12, 2016

A Researcher Comes Face-to-Face with Sight

Ning Qian is exploring how the brain makes sense of the world we see, as well as why people with autism often find it difficult to look at faces.

Learning & Memory July 7, 2016

Imaging Study in Mice Sheds Light on How the Brain Draws a Map

Scientists track brain-cell activity of mice in real time, gain insight into how the brain stores and organizes information

Tools & Technology June 21, 2016

How are Adult and Newborn Mouse Brains Different?

Findings reveal mismatch between neuronal activity and blood flow in the brains of newborn mice, shedding new light on how the growing brain feeds itself

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