January 9, 2019

Genes on the Move Help Nose Make Sense of Scents

Armed with advanced genomic tools, Columbia scientists have uncovered an ingenious mechanism that underlies the brain’s ability to distinguish different smells.
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January 1, 2019

Columbia University Researchers Identify Genes in Worms that Drive Sex Differences in Brain Development, Timing of Puberty

The scientists identified a group of genes in roundworms that control the onset of puberty and induce sex differences in neural structures, raising questions of whether differences in male and female behavior are hardwired in our brains.
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December 30, 2018

A New Party Trick: A Hearing Aid That Reads Minds

When you're at a loud party, how does your brain pick out the voice of a person nearby? Neuroengineer Nima Mesgarani studies how your brain does this with the goal of building a better hearing aid that reads your mind.
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December 10, 2018

Unlocking the Memories Inside Our Minds

By investigating the phenomenal memory of chickadees, Dmitriy Aronov brings a fresh approach to studying how our own brains remember. Now he’s being recognized as one of the nation’s top early-career scientists.
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December 5, 2018

Friend or Foe? Brain Area That Controls Social Memory Also Triggers Aggression, Mouse Study Reveals

New research from Columbia's Zuckerman Institute reveals the importance of memory in driving key social behavior and offers insight into psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.
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