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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.
Delusion severity is linked to slower changes in an individual's beliefs, a finding that suggests new treatment approaches.
- 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.
- May 1, 2017
Columbia University researchers have created a new topology-based tool that generates a roadmap of the ways in which a stem cell becomes differentiated.
- April 28, 2017
Neuronal branches become tangled in mice lacking Pcdh genes, leading to signs of depression or sensory deficits when specific genes are absent, studies find.
- April 14, 2017
A breakdown in the synchronized behavior of some neurons may produce schizophrenia symptoms, according to a new study of a mouse model of the disorder.
- April 4, 2017
Neuroscientist Jacqueline Gottlieb is uncovering how the brain gathers the evidence it needs—and ignores what it doesn’t—to arrive at a decision.
- February 16, 2017
Neurons that control the muscles in our hands and feet develop through a unique genetic program that may help explain how neural circuits essential for fine motor skills evolved.
- January 26, 2017
Koons, known for his work with everyday objects, will be the first artist-in-residence at Columbia’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute.
- October 6, 2016
New mathematical models can explain several properties of biological memory and may spur advances in neuromorphic hardware—powerful computing systems inspired by the brain.