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A new study from Columbia neuroscientists reveals the power of novelty to boost the brain’s problem-solving abilities.
Uncertainty about the future has a way of taking over the mind, and a new study from Columbia neuroscientists is starting to reveal what changes take place in the unsure brain.
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.
- July 12, 2018
A new study shows that the brain must tune out noise generated by the body’s own actions or else animals lose the ability to sense their surroundings.
- May 30, 2018
The attraction to sweets and aversion to bitter tastes are located in separate regions of the brain’s emotion center, according to new research from VP&S neuroscientists.
- May 11, 2018
For Mother’s Day, we talked with neuroscientist Bianca Jones Marlin, PhD, whose research delves into the biological mysteries of the parent-child bond.
- May 9, 2018
Neurons in the brain’s olfactory system seem to be wired together randomly. So how can two people experience an odor in the same way? A new model explains.
- 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.