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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.
- 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.
- September 7, 2016
The Champalimaud Vision Award was presented to Carol Mason, Pathology & Cell Biology, in recognition of her research that lays the groundwork for new ways to treat vision loss.
- July 22, 2016
People with moderate or severe pain have a 41 percent higher risk of developing prescription opioid use disorders, researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have found.
- March 24, 2016
Neurologists find that moderate to intense exercise in people over age 65 may slow decline in memory and cognitive function by 10 years.
- March 10, 2016
Columbia neuroscientists have described the activity of newly generated brain cells in awake mice—a process known as adult neurogenesis—and revealed the critical role these cells play in forming memories.
- March 3, 2016
Zuckerman Institute researchers describe new approaches to systematically quantify the diverse types of neurons in the spinal cord that could be expanded to the rest of the nervous system.
- 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.