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The phenomenal memory of chickadees is allowing a CUIMC neuroscientist to investigate memory in its purest form: the spontaneous recording of everyday experiences.
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.
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.
Columbia neuroscientists have discovered why mitochondria, tiny power generators that keep our cells healthy, are often strangely shaped inside the brain.
- February 19, 2016
Zuckerman Institute researcher Minoree Kohwi compares the intricate process of neural development with the precision and fluidity of a symphony.
- February 18, 2016
In studies in mice, Zuckerman Institute researchers have discovered a way to restore memory deficits found in schizophrenia by regrowing lost neuronal connections.
- February 1, 2016
High school student Randy Martinez talks about his experience in the BRAINYAC program at Columbia.
- January 29, 2016
Zuckerman Institute neuroscientists have developed a new tool that sheds light on how neurons guide behavior.
- January 8, 2016
Researchers describe a cellular circuit that helps the brain remember which environments are safe and which are harmful--and what can happen when that circuitry is disrupted.
- December 21, 2015
Increased connectivity in the brain's default mode network is a potential precursor, or biomarker, indicating a risk of developing major depressive disorder.
- November 18, 2015
New study proves that sense of taste is hardwired in the brain, independent of learning or experience.
- October 21, 2015
In a new study, P&S researcher Yian Gu explores the association between eating a Mediterranean-like diet and the prevention of brain cell loss of up to five years.