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After a sudden medical scare, many people develop a fear of health care and are afraid to adopt new health habits. The Center for Fearless Behavior Change is testing ways to help.
A psychologist offers tips on getting the best sleep ever, every night.
Once a new memory is created, patterns of high-frequency brain waves must be coordinated to make the memory stick.
Using a new atlas of the cells in the human spinal cord, Columbia and NIH researchers found that the genes that allow motor neurons to become so big are also the genes most often dysregulated in ALS.
- 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.
- 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 26, 2018
Scientists initially believed Alzheimer's would be a simple, straightforward problem to solve, but now Columbia researchers are looking for unusual and untried solutions.
- November 8, 2018
Columbia neuroscientists are deciphering the unique way we detect gentle touch.
- November 5, 2018
When choosing a candidate to vote for, your brain secretly does math.