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Models that perform statistical analyses of hundreds of visual clues point the way to understanding how our brains give us the ability to distinguish faces.
A gene called FMNL2 may explain why people with hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, or obesity have a greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
A new Columbia study shows that the movement of calcium within neurons boosts learning, revealing a basic principle of memory encoding in the brain.
A newly discovered protein tangle has been associated with multiple neurodegenerative diseases and may have a role in causing the diseases.
- March 24, 2016
Neurologists find that moderate to intense exercise in people over age 65 may slow decline in memory and cognitive function by 10 years.
- March 10, 2016
Columbia neuroscientists have described the activity of newly generated brain cells in awake mice—a process known as adult neurogenesis—and revealed the critical role these cells play in forming memories.
- March 3, 2016
Zuckerman Institute researchers describe new approaches to systematically quantify the diverse types of neurons in the spinal cord that could be expanded to the rest of the nervous system.
- February 19, 2016
Zuckerman Institute researcher Minoree Kohwi compares the intricate process of neural development with the precision and fluidity of a symphony.
- February 18, 2016
In studies in mice, Zuckerman Institute researchers have discovered a way to restore memory deficits found in schizophrenia by regrowing lost neuronal connections.
- February 1, 2016
High school student Randy Martinez talks about his experience in the BRAINYAC program at Columbia.
- 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.