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An Unexpected Place for Learning, Memory in the Brain

From the lab of Randy M. Bruno, PhD, Columbia's Zuckerman Institute

Apical dendrites extending from neurons (green) into layer 1 of the somatosensory cortex (Credit: Bruno lab/Columbia's Zuckerman Institute).

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Evolution July 13, 2015

Brain Network that Controls, Redirects Attention Identified

Human-specific network may have evolved to strengthen social communication.

The Senses May 15, 2015

From The Tongue To The Brain

A body of research by Charles Zuker xxplains how we distinguish bitter from sweet, salty from sour — and why we should care.

Learning & Memory February 23, 2014

Researchers Pinpoint Brain Region Essential for Social Memory

Researchers have determined that a small region of the hippocampus is essential for social memory, the ability of an animal to recognize another of the same species.

Disease August 23, 2013

A Major Cause of Age-Related Memory Loss Identified

Study points to possible treatments and confirms distinction between memory loss due to aging and that of Alzheimer's.

News December 17, 2012

Mortimer B. Zuckerman Endows Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger announced Dec. 17 that Mortimer B. Zuckerman has pledged $200 million to endow a Mind Brain Behavior Institute to support interdisciplinary neuroscience research and discovery by scholars across the University.