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The Senses April 25, 2016

Locating the Brain’s Motion Detectors

At Columbia's Zuckerman Institute, Rudy Behnia asks: How does the visual system perceive movement?

Computation March 22, 2016

Teasing Signals from the Brain

Statistician John Cunningham examines how the complex communication between motor neurons gives rise to the elegant simplicity of our movements.

Tools & Technology March 15, 2016

Building the Tools to Reveal the Invisible

How a ‘hack’ to a high-powered microscope — and an innovative statistical technique — stands to change what we see when we peer inside the brain.

Learning & Memory March 10, 2016

Newborn Brain Cells Required for Memory

Columbia neuroscientists have described the activity of newly generated brain cells in awake mice and revealed the critical role these cells play in forming memories.

Learning & Memory March 8, 2016

Randy Bruno Investigates How the Brain is Wired

Randy Bruno recently made a discovery that turned the field of neuroscience on its head.

Decision Making February 23, 2016

What the Film Inside Out Can Teach Us About the Brain, the Mind and Ourselves

A Conversation with two Columbia scientists who consulted on the Oscar-nominated film.

Disease February 18, 2016

Scientists Eliminate Core Symptom of Schizophrenia in Mice

Team uses chemical compound to restore affected brain regions; findings could lead to new treatment strategies.

Growth & Development February 16, 2016

The Symphony of Signals that Guide Brain Development

Minoree Kohwi is mapping how cells mature into a healthy, thriving brain — painstaking work that could one day lead to effective treatments for brain disease and injury.

Learning & Memory January 7, 2016

Cellular ‘Switch’ Helps Brain Distinguish Safety from Danger, New Study Finds

Study also reveals what can happen when that circuitry is disrupted — and may offer new insight into the treatment of conditions such as posttraumatic stress, panic and anxiety disorders.

Disease January 6, 2016

Brain Cell Loss Linked to Schizophrenia

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

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