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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.
When choosing a candidate to vote for, your brain secretly does math.
- July 2, 2015
Research from Eric Kandel’s lab has uncovered further evidence of a system in the brain that persistently maintains memories for long periods of time.
- April 30, 2015
Bats are masters of flight in the night sky, capable of steep nosedives and sharp turns that put our best aircraft to shame.
- February 24, 2015
Three successful movies from this year's Oscars featured strong medicine and science narratives.
- February 19, 2015
When making simple decisions, our brain uses the same method Alan Turing used to break Germany’s Enigma code during World War II.
- January 26, 2015
Neurons that trigger our sense of thirst—and neurons that turn it off—have been identified by Columbia University Medical Center neuroscientists.
- November 11, 2014
Several CUMC researchers received grants from the NIH's new BRAIN Initiative, a 12-year research program launched last year by President Obama.