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Prenatal exposure to PDBEs—compounds previously used as flame retardants—may increase the risk of reading problems in children, a new study from Columbia University Irving Medical Center has found.
The way electric fish locate their prey reveals how brain circuits can process information and learn at the same time, a feat that is still difficult for computers to accomplish.
A new Columbia University study has found that performing well on two brief tests of cognitive ability and odor identification indicates very low risk for developing Alzheimer’s.
- 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.
- October 13, 2015
Melissa R. Arbuckle is awarded the AAMC Building Bridges and Spanning Boundaries Award for developing the National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative.
- September 22, 2015
Columbia will award the 2015 Horwitz Prize to S. Lawrence Zipursky, for discovering a molecular identification system that helps neurons to wire the brain.
- September 2, 2015
A neuroscientist and obesity researcher at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center is mapping the regions of the brain that either respond or fail to respond to weight loss.
- 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.