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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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Disease January 6, 2016

Brain Cell Loss Linked to Schizophrenia

Deterioration of tiny brain region offers clues to onset of psychiatric disorder.

Learning & Memory November 23, 2015

Scientists at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute Selected as AAAS Fellows

Two Zuckerman Institute Principal Investigators are among five Columbia University faculty named as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

The Senses November 18, 2015

Scientists Turn Tastes On and Off by Activating and Silencing Brain Cells

New study proves that sense of taste is hardwired in the brain, independent of learning or experience

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.

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.

Disease October 12, 2015

Anorexia Nervosa Linked to Brain Activity Differences

Findings open up new avenues for future treatment.

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.

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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