July 11, 2018

New Study in Electric Fish Reveals Brain Mechanisms for Distinguishing Self from Other

The brain’s remarkable ability to perceive the outside world relies almost entirely on its capacity to tune out noise generated by the body’s own actions, says a new study.
May 30, 2018

No More Sweet Tooth? Scientists Switch Off Pleasure from Food in Brains of Mice

New research in mice has revealed that the brain’s underlying desire for sweet, and its distaste for bitter, can be erased by manipulating neurons in the amygdala, the emotion center of the brain.
May 25, 2018

Faculty Tech Talk: Treating the Living Brain

What’s it like to decode the inner workings of the human brain? Elizabeth Hillman and Elisa Konofagou, both professors of biomedical engineering and radiology, recently discussed their cutting-edge efforts to understand and heal the brain.
May 24, 2018

Columbia’s Carol Mason Elected to National Academy of Sciences for Pioneering Research into Brain Science of Sight

The Academy recognizes decades of work to map complex pathways that connect the eye to the brain — research that could inform treatments of developmental and vision disorders.
May 15, 2018

Neuroscience: Columbia Science Commits

In this video, Columbia neuroscientists Daphna Shohamy and Rafael Yuste explain how they're exploring key questions about the brain and the best ways to study human thought, behavior, and emotion.