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Just a single type of neuron controls the complex patterns of walking, a surprising finding that may lead to new therapeutic approaches for people with spinal cord injuries.
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.
- 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.
- July 2, 2015
Dr. Daniel Salzman has spent more than a decade mapping the underlying brain mechanisms that guide emotional learning and behavior.
- July 2, 2015
Research from Eric Kandel’s lab has uncovered further evidence of a system in the brain that persistently maintains memories for long periods of time.
- April 30, 2015
Bats are masters of flight in the night sky, capable of steep nosedives and sharp turns that put our best aircraft to shame.
- February 24, 2015
Three successful movies from this year's Oscars featured strong medicine and science narratives.
- February 19, 2015
When making simple decisions, our brain uses the same method Alan Turing used to break Germany’s Enigma code during World War II.
- January 26, 2015
Neurons that trigger our sense of thirst—and neurons that turn it off—have been identified by Columbia University Medical Center neuroscientists.