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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.
- September 18, 2017
A cellular defense against protein aggregates suppresses ALS in early stages but later hastens spread of the disease, a study in mice suggests.
- September 6, 2017
Place cells in the brains of mice with a disorder similar to schizophrenia do not adapt to changing environments, impairing memory.
- September 1, 2017
With miniature mobile microscopes, Columbia neuroscientists have uncovered a map deep in the brain that guides movement in mice.
- August 9, 2017
New research at Columbia University Medical Center has revealed how special molecules help the tongue communicate with the brain to identify the correct taste. Using this knowledge, scientists were able rewire the taste system of mice.
- July 28, 2017
A new study provides insight into one of neuroscience’s greatest puzzles: how the brain transforms unconscious information into conscious thought.
- July 20, 2017
A new study from Columbia neuroscientists may offer clues as to why some movements can be relearned after motor cortex damage while others cannot.
- June 22, 2017
Different types of memories stored in the same neuron of the marine snail Aplysia can be selectively erased.
- June 1, 2017
The link between phthalates and the thyroid—a "master controller" of brain development—may explain known phthalate-linked cognitive problems, Mailman researchers say.