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A new study from Columbia neuroscientists reveals the power of novelty to boost the brain’s problem-solving abilities.
Uncertainty about the future has a way of taking over the mind, and a new study from Columbia neuroscientists is starting to reveal what changes take place in the unsure brain.
Columbia researchers have found a potential neurobiological mechanism for hallucinations and delusions that fits within the hierarchical model of psychosis and can explain their clinical presentation.
Columbia neuroscientists have identified neurons in mice that distinguish familiar companions from strangers and may help explain why people with schizophrenia struggle in social situations.
- 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.
- 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.