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A painted pair of zebra finches, caught in a moment of courtship (Credit: Gadagkar lab, Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute).

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News April 6, 2023

Meet Javier Domínguez Zamora

How did science help a researcher to see the world? Meet Javier Domínguez Zamora, PhD, a postdoctoral research scientist in the Gottlieb Lab.

News March 29, 2023

Meet Valeria Fascianelli

How did a physicist decide to study the brain over lunch? Meet Valeria Fascianelli, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience.

Learning & Memory March 16, 2023

Why Do We Tell Stories?

A Conversation Between an Author and a Neuroscientist

The Senses March 15, 2023

Mental Landscapes: Magnificent Wiring

The process by which neurons connect into functioning brains, even in fruit flies, is an epic exercise of developmental minutiae that could not matter more

News March 13, 2023

Meet Anastasia Zavitsanou

How did a student studying cancer switch to brain research? Meet Anastasia Zavitsanou, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Abdus-Saboor Lab.

Disease February 6, 2023

New View of Key Protein Found In Kidney and Brain Opens Avenues to Treating Diseases

Revelation of protein’s structural nuances point toward novel pharmaceutical approaches to chronic kidney disease, Alzheimer’s and other illnesses

Learning & Memory January 25, 2023

Scientists Use Card Game to Probe Role of Memory–and Uncertainty–in Decision-Making

When making decisions, we rely on different kinds of memory. How does the brain decide which to use? New research suggests it depends on uncertainty.

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