July 27, 2017

In Witnessing the Brain’s ‘Aha!’ Moment, Scientists Shed Light on Biology of Human Consciousness

Columbia scientists have identified the brain’s ‘aha!’ moment — that flash in time when you suddenly become aware of information, such as knowing the answer to a difficult question.
July 24, 2017

Scientists Capture First Image of Major Brain Receptor in Action

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have captured the first three-dimensional snapshots of the AMPA-subtype glutamate receptor in action. The receptor, which regulates most electrical signaling in the brain, is involved in several important brain activities, including memory and learning.
July 20, 2017

Scientists Reveal How Patterns of Brain Activity Direct Specific Body Movements

New research by Zuckerman Institute co-director Thomas M. Jessell, Ph.D., and his lab offers fresh insight into how the brain tells the body to move, from simple behaviors like walking, to trained movements that may take years to master.
July 19, 2017

Developing Carbon Management Solutions

David Goldberg and Peter Kelemen, scientists at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, are at the forefront of carbon capture and storage research. In this video, they discuss their work and how it will contribute to carbon management solutions and strengthen society’s resilience to climate change.
July 17, 2017

When People Must Make Way for Nature

The forested Kanha Tiger Reserve, in the highlands of central India, is home to an abundance of rare wildlife. It also used to be home to thousands of people—that is, until they were moved out by the government to make way for endangered creatures.