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Prenatal exposure to PDBEs—compounds previously used as flame retardants—may increase the risk of reading problems in children, a new study from Columbia University Irving Medical Center has found.
The way electric fish locate their prey reveals how brain circuits can process information and learn at the same time, a feat that is still difficult for computers to accomplish.
- 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.
- May 31, 2017
The discovery that pain receptors continue to function within nerves may lead to more effective pain medications with fewer side effects.
- May 22, 2017
Columbia neuroscientists find that a part of the brain filters out internal noise made by the body, which may help explain such hearing disorders as tinnitus.
- May 19, 2017
Neurosurgeon Sameer Sheth uses deep brain stimulation to treat depression in patients who have not been helped with other therapies.
- May 15, 2017
Spinal muscular atrophy is partly due to defects in the sensory neuron synapses that activate motor neurons. Symptoms may be reduced by improving synapse function.