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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.
- April 16, 2019
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.
- April 2, 2019
Delusion severity is linked to slower changes in an individual's beliefs, a finding that suggests new treatment approaches.
- March 18, 2019
Columbia neuroscientists have identified a gene that keeps fear at bay in female mice and may help explain why PTSD is more prevalent in women.
- February 22, 2019
New research provides evidence that learning and memory are not relegated to a few select regions, but instead may permeate the brain.
- February 7, 2019
STAR U, a new summer program at CUIMC for college students, seeks to enhance the study of aging, Alzheimer's, and disparities by increasing the numbers of scientists from diverse backgrounds.
- 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.