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Learning & Memory

Pinpointing How Cells Regulate Long-lasting Memories

From the lab of Eric R. Kandel, MD, Columbia's Zuckerman Institute

CPEB3 (green) localizing to a neuron's dendrites after stimulation (Credit: Lenzie Ford and Luana Fioriti/Kandel lab/Columbia's Zuckerman Institute).

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Learning & Memory November 26, 2018

When Storing Memories, Brain Prioritizes Rewarding Experiences

New study reveals that the brain plays back and prioritizes high-reward events for later retrieval and filters out the neutral, inconsequential events.

Computation November 2, 2018

Columbia-led Team Receives $16.75M from the BRAIN Initiative

Award unites different fields of brain research to foster an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to deciphering the brain.

Decision Making November 1, 2018

Election Day: The Brain Science of Making Decisions

Then November, when you join millions in voting, take a moment to ask yourself: How did my brain make this decision? Before going into the voting both, join Michael Shadlen, MD, PhD, on a journey inside the brain.

Disease October 24, 2018

How Columbia University is Untangling Alzheimer's Disease

Meet the scientists leveraging technological advances to reveal aspects of the disease long hidden from view.

Disease October 23, 2018

How to Reverse Memory Loss in Old Mice

Columbia scientists reveal new details of how a naturally occurring hormone can boost memory in aging mice, laying the groundwork for staving off this form of memory loss in people.

Disease October 10, 2018

Columbia Scientist Awarded $7.8M to Identify New Targets Against Brain Disease

By determining the molecular signatures of Alzheimer’s, CTE and other conditions, Anthony Fitzpatrick and his research team to pave way for treatments that target hallmarks of neurodegenerative disease.

The Senses September 17, 2018

Activity Speeds Recovery After Brain Injury in Mice

Columbia research in mice finds unexpected resilience in the brain; findings could inform future treatment approaches for patients recuperating from stroke or other brain trauma.

Learning & Memory September 4, 2018

Teenage Brains: Wired to Learn

As millions of teens head back to the classroom, discover what the latest research into the adolescent brain reveals about how teens learn and interact with their environment.

Growth & Development August 27, 2018

How Do Fruit Flies Grow Legs? Solving a Molecular Mystery

Columbia study helps settle long-standing scientific debate about how embryos develop, offers clues for diseases like cancer, in which normal development patterns go awry.

Decision Making August 16, 2018

How People Use, and Lose, Preexisting Biases to Make Decisions

New Columbia research shows that the human brain employs precise, mathematical logic to decision-making, revealing new insight into the brain science that guides learning.