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A new imaging technique that can capture movies of individual receptors on the surface of living cells in unprecedented detail could pave the way to a trove of new drugs.
An updated connectivity map of the brain's basal ganglia could open new avenues for intervention in Parkinson’s disease and other disorders tied to the movement center.
A new study from Columbia neuroscientists reveals the power of novelty to boost the brain’s problem-solving abilities.
Uncertainty about the future has a way of taking over the mind, and a new study from Columbia neuroscientists is starting to reveal what changes take place in the unsure brain.
- January 14, 2020
Prenatal exposure to PDBEs—compounds previously used as flame retardants—may increase the risk of reading problems in children, a new study from Columbia University has found.
- January 9, 2020
The way electric fish locate their prey reveals how brain circuits can process information and learn at the same time, a feat that is still difficult for computers to accomplish.
- October 29, 2019
A new Columbia University study has found that performing well on two brief tests of cognitive ability and odor identification indicates very low risk for developing Alzheimer’s.
- October 11, 2019
A drug can restore working memory in adult mice that have a gene that causes schizophrenia, challenging the belief that memory issues in people with schizophrenia cannot be repaired.
- September 30, 2019
Scientists are peering into living creatures to see hearts beating and neurons firing with a new version of SCAPE, a revolutionary technique developed by Columbia bioengineer Elizabeth Hillman.
- July 16, 2019
Columbia University biomedical scientists are part of an ambitious worldwide project to identify and map all the cells in the human body, with a special focus on the spinal cord.
- May 30, 2019
When we spot new objects, our brains have a remarkable ability to predict how they will feel with surprisingly little information, a new study has found.
- May 13, 2019
Though few in number, neurons that are created in the brain during adulthood have an outsized impact on mood and memory because of their unparalleled networking and communication abilities.
- April 16, 2019
Columbia neuroscientists and economists are working together to understand what motivates us to pay attention to certain pieces of information and invest in acquiring them.
- April 2, 2019
Delusion severity is linked to slower changes in an individual's beliefs, a finding that suggests new treatment approaches.