January 11, 2018

From Fins to Limbs: New Research Offers Clues to How Animals Left the Sea and Evolved to Walk on Land

By classifying different types of cells in the spinal cord, neuroscientists have gained new insight into an evolutionary achievement millions of years in the making.
November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving: The Brain Science of Taste

Research by neuroscientist Charles S. Zuker, Ph.D., a world expert on taste, has shown that the brain can be fooled into perceiving sweet or bitter tastes — simply by activating parts of the brain dedicated to those tastes.
November 17, 2017

Neuroscientist-Graphic Novelist Leads Readers on Journey through Brain’s Five Senses

A neuroscientist and cartoonist, Matteo Farinella is a postdoctoral researcher in Columbia's Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program; he recently published his second graphic novel, The Senses.
November 14, 2017

Eating Disorder Study Shows How the Brain Dictates Food Choices

Joanna Steinglass, an associate professor of clinical psychiatry, and Daphna Shohamy, a psychology professor, are collaborating on a food choice study that aims to find the brain mechanisms of restrictive eating and develop more effective treatments for anorexia nervosa.
November 12, 2017

Experts Call for Ethics Rules to Protect Privacy, Free Will as Brain Implants and AI Merge

In a new essay in Nature, Columbia neuroscientist Rafael Yuste joins more than two dozen researchers in calling for ethical guidelines to cover the evolving use of computer hardware and software to enhance or restore human capabilities.