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A study in mice that sheds light on how the brain remembers key details could one day help treat disorders impacting memory.
A new theory explains how the brain creates and recalls motor memories and could lead to better physical therapies to help people with injuries use their bodies again.
The answer may lie in a gene only present in humans. When expressed in mice, the gene increases the number of connections in the brain and improves the ability to learn complex tasks.
New technology will allow scientists to uncover what happens in the brain during the early stages of Parkinson's disease, which could lead to earlier diagnosis and better therapies for the disease.
- January 29, 2016
Zuckerman Institute neuroscientists have developed a new tool that sheds light on how neurons guide behavior.
- January 8, 2016
Researchers describe a cellular circuit that helps the brain remember which environments are safe and which are harmful--and what can happen when that circuitry is disrupted.
- December 21, 2015
Increased connectivity in the brain's default mode network is a potential precursor, or biomarker, indicating a risk of developing major depressive disorder.
- November 18, 2015
New study proves that sense of taste is hardwired in the brain, independent of learning or experience.
- October 21, 2015
In a new study, P&S researcher Yian Gu explores the association between eating a Mediterranean-like diet and the prevention of brain cell loss of up to five years.
- October 13, 2015
Melissa R. Arbuckle is awarded the AAMC Building Bridges and Spanning Boundaries Award for developing the National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative.
- September 22, 2015
Columbia will award the 2015 Horwitz Prize to S. Lawrence Zipursky, for discovering a molecular identification system that helps neurons to wire the brain.
- July 15, 2015
Researchers at Columbia have found that key parts of the human brain network that give us the power to control and redirect our attention—a core cognitive ability—may be unique to humans.