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The adrenal glands of a deer mouse (left) and oldfield mouse (right), showing the relative size of the zona fasciculata (green) and the novel zona inaudita (red). (Credit: Bendesky lab/Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute).

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Learning & Memory December 13, 2023

New study sheds light on how the brain learns to seek reward

Rewards don’t just reinforce a specific action—they quickly change the whole pattern of how we behave

Tools & Technology December 12, 2023

This Synchronized Swimmer Moves to Learn

Meet Graduate Student Jasmine Stone, Neurobiology and Behavior Program

Tools & Technology December 8, 2023

This Artist Investigates Aggression with Fish

Meet Graduate Student Claire Everett, Neurobiology and Behavior Program

Evolution December 6, 2023

Fighting Chickens Offer Clues to Genetic Origins of Aggression

Scientists complete largest genomic analysis of gamecocks to date

Tools & Technology November 13, 2023

Zuckerman Scientists Merge Art and AI in Venice

Zenna Tavares meshes interactive storytelling and artificial intelligence at the Venice Biennale

News October 10, 2023

Alan Kanzer Sponsors Unique, New Postdoctoral Program

Gift to support world-class postdoctoral scientists pursuing bold approaches to the study of mind, brain and behavior

September 28, 2023

Meet Joshua Barber

What can we learn about the brain from aquatic animals? Meet Joshua Barber, Senior Manager of Aquatic & Reptilian Life.

Learning & Memory September 27, 2023

How an Audience Changes a Songbird’s Brain

As a zebra finch becomes single-minded about impressing a possible mate, dopamine-releasing brain cells reflect his intentions

Tools & Technology September 26, 2023

Columbia Microscopy Innovators Aim to Reveal Brain’s Vast Wiring Diagram

Researchers join massive new BRAIN CONNECTS consortium within National Institutes of Health’s BRAIN Initiative

Computation September 14, 2023

Verbal Nonsense Reveals Limitations of AI Chatbots

In a new study, researchers tracked how current language models, such as ChatGPT, mistake nonsense sentences as meaningful. Can these AI flaws open new windows on the brain?

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