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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.
- July 15, 2015
Researchers at Columbia have found that key parts of the human brain network that give us the power to control and redirect our attention—a core cognitive ability—may be unique to humans.
- July 2, 2015
Dr. Daniel Salzman has spent more than a decade mapping the underlying brain mechanisms that guide emotional learning and behavior.
- 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.