September 13, 2017

Study in Mice Reveals that Body’s Own Defense Against ALS Actually Drives Disease Progression at Later Stages

A new study in mice reveals that one of the body’s natural defenses against ALS suppresses disease progression early on, but in later stages advances the disease’s deadly spread through the spinal cord.
September 6, 2017

Q&A with Nikolaus Kriegeskorte: Using Artificial Intelligence to Understand the Brain

Nikolaus Kriegeskorte recently joined Columbia University as a Professor of Psychology and Director of Cognitive Imaging at the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute.
September 4, 2017

Schizophrenia and Memory Deficits: Solving the Mystery Behind a Most Stubborn Symptom

A new study in mice reveals biological origins of a core symptom of schizophrenia; offers promising new avenues for drug intervention and treatment.
August 31, 2017

Inside the Mind of an Athlete: How Rafael Nadal Keeps His Eye on the Ball

In celebration of the 2017 US Open, Columbia's Zuckerman Institute presents a piece that explores the minds behind the talents. Join us for a tour led by neuroscientist Rudy Behnia, Ph.D., an expert in vision.
August 30, 2017

Hidden Deep in the Brain, a Map That Guides Animals’ Movements

Scientists can now look deep into the brain of mice and watch the activity of hundreds of neurons in a moving animal, uncovering a map that is used by the brain to guide our movements.