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Columbia researchers have found a potential neurobiological mechanism for hallucinations and delusions that fits within the hierarchical model of psychosis and can explain their clinical presentation.
Columbia neuroscientists have identified neurons in mice that distinguish familiar companions from strangers and may help explain why people with schizophrenia struggle in social situations.
Columbia neuroscientists used new techniques to create a 3-D atlas of the special neurons in a part of the mouse brain that prevent the brain's electrical activity from getting out of control.
- February 7, 2019
The phenomenal memory of chickadees is allowing a CUIMC neuroscientist to investigate memory in its purest form: the spontaneous recording of everyday experiences.
- January 31, 2019
Places that are very important to us are recorded in our brain’s GPS system with the help of the aptly named VIP neurons, Columbia neuroscientists have found.
- December 24, 2018
Columbia neuroscientists have discovered why mitochondria, tiny power generators that keep our cells healthy, are often strangely shaped inside the brain.
- December 17, 2018
A new study shows how cellular “housekeeping” protects some neurons against the toxic proteins of Alzheimer’s disease and suggests new treatment possibilities.
- December 7, 2018
The tiny CA2 region of the brain allows memories to influence the decision to be socially aggressive and may contribute to abnormal social behaviors associated with some mental illnesses.
- November 5, 2018
When choosing a candidate to vote for, your brain secretly does math.
- October 24, 2018
Columbia neuroscientists show how a bone hormone acts in the brains of mice to improve memory, and how aging sabotages the process.
- October 17, 2018
Columbia researchers are using cryo-electron microscopy to examine the tau proteins that pile up in the brains of people with Alzheimer's and gain new insights into how tau drives disease progression.