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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.
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.
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.
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.
- May 3, 2018
Neuroscientist Carol Mason, PhD, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences along with 104 other new members and foreign associates.
- February 8, 2018
Neurons mature and acquire their firing properties with the help of Rbfox genes, a family of genes linked to autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
- February 7, 2018
New research from Columbia neuroscientists shows how a small part of the brain single-handedly steadies the body if it is thrown off balance.
- January 11, 2018
By classifying different types of cells in the spinal cord, neuroscientists have gained new insight into an evolutionary achievement millions of years in the making.
- November 6, 2017
Bianca Jones Marlin, a postdoc in the lab of Nobelist Richard Axel, was given the STAT 2017 Wunderkinds Award.
- November 2, 2017
Using powerful new imaging technology, Columbia scientists peered into a 30 nanometer-wide space between two cell organelles to find an elusive tethering protein.
- October 20, 2017
Columbia scientists received a $15.3 million BRAIN Initiative award to decipher how the brain guides movement, one of neuroscience’s most fundamental questions.
- October 12, 2017
Research suggests that high-level visual features are recalled before simple details, offering new insights into human perception.