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Apr 25 2017 6:30 pm
Lecture

The Neuroscience of Movement

Thomas M. Jessell, codirector of Columbia's Zuckerman Institute, has examined the mechanisms that control the ...

Flourescent image of motor neurons by the Jessell Lab
Mar 18 2017 1:00 pm
Exhibition

Saturday Science: What Makes a Sense?

At March's Saturday Science, our theme is What Makes a Sense? Come and be curious, play, and learn about your ...

child learns about the brain at recent saturday science
Feb 11 2017 1:00 pm
Exhibition

Saturday Science: Meet the Brain

Students, families and community groups join scientists in the Zuckerman Institute’s Education Lab to ...

Feb 8 2017 6:30 pm
Lecture

How Do Early Life Experiences Shape Behavior?

How does the environment achieve such enduring effects? Frances Champagne explores the molecular pathways ...

Frances Champagne, PhD
Nov 10 2016 6:30 pm
Lecture

Can Children Save the Lives of Their Parents in the Throes of Stroke?

Olajide Williams will describe a novel intervention called "Hip Hop Stroke" that targets inner city children ...

Olajide Williams, MD with a group of energetic and excited kids
Sep 19 2016 6:30 pm
Lecture

Hope in the Face of Fear: 
Using Neuroscience to Transform Treatments for Anxiety and OCD

Helen Blair Simpson will describe how the latest neuroscience is transforming our understanding of and ...

helen blair simpson is an expert on OCD and anxiety disorders
Apr 6 2016 6:30 pm
Lecture

Learning From Experience: How Our Brains Remember the Past and Shape Our Future

Daphna Shohamy’s research explores how different parts of the brain work together to support learning, what ...

Daphna Shohamy, PhD
Mar 16 2016 2:00 pm
Exhibition

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
Lecture

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
Lecture

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 ...