March 16, 2018
Columbia researchers have identified the nerve cells that initiate a fly’s escape response. Their results provide a window into a survival mechanism so important that it has persisted across evolutionary time, and today exists in virtually all animals.
March 1, 2018
In a scientific first, researchers have observed in mice how the brain learns to repeat patterns of neural activity that elicit the all-important feel-good sensation. Until today, the brain mechanisms that guide this type of learning had not been measured directly.
February 14, 2018
Love resides not in the heart, but in the brain, says neuroscientist Sarah Woolley, PhD, of Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute. She studies the courtship rituals of songbirds, who have a lot to teach us about how we communicate.
February 8, 2018
In celebration of the 2018 Winter Olympics, Silver Medalist Paul Wylie joins Rui Costa and Nathaniel Sawtell, neuroscientists at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute, on a journey inside the minds of some of the world's most elite athletes.