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Mar 16 2016 2:00 pm

Community Brain Expo

Columbia's Zuckerman Institute invites you to join us and celebrate Brain Awareness Week with real brains, ...

Students wearing a brain hat, enjoying learning about the brain at the 2016 Brain Expo
Feb 2 2016 6:30 pm

Brain Development, Children and Socioeconomic Disparities

Kimberly Noble will share her groundbreaking work uncovering how socioeconomic disadvantage is associated with ...

kimberly noble is an expert on the impact of poverty on the developing brain
Nov 4 2015 6:30 pm

Scents and Sensibility: Representations of the Olfactory World in the Brain

Richard Axel, Nobel laureate and codirector of Columbia Zuckerman Institute, will share his acclaimed research ...

Sep 17 2015 6:30 pm

Heading Off Damage: New Insights in Traumatic Brain Injury

Barclay Morrison studies how the brain responds to head impact. His research could help to prevent head ...

barclay morrison speaks at brain insight lecture
May 6 2015 6:30 pm

Getting Beyond a Blind Date with Science

Alan Alda, actor, writer, and science advocate will share his passion for science communication in this free, ...

Alan Alda
May 5 2015 6:30 pm

How Mind and Brain Enable Self-Control: The Marshmallow Test and Beyond

Walter Mischel’s pioneering research on how preschoolers wait for two marshmallows later, rather than settle ...

Mar 3 2015 6:30 pm

In Darwin's Footsteps: Witnessing the Origin of a New Species in the Galapagos

Pulitzer-prize-winning author Jonathan Weiner of Columbia University will tell a story of discovery.

jonathan weiner speaks at recent brain insight lecture in front of blue background
Dec 3 2014 6:30 pm

Race matters, but not how you think it does: How stereotypes affect how we live, work, play and pray

This talk will use the tools of psychology and neurobiology to show how “double consciousness” is ...

valerie purdie vaughns speaks at a lecture in front of blue background
Oct 7 2014 6:30 pm

We Are What We Remember: The Biology of Memory & Age-Related Memory Disorders

Eric R. Kandel, Nobel laureate and codirector of Columbia's Zuckerman Institute, will discuss recent advances ...

Eric Kandel, Nobel Prize winner and Co-Director of the Zuckerman Institute