March 9, 2020

Curious Minds: How Do Flies See in Color?

How do you know whether something is blue or green? New research from two young scientists shows how the brains of flies, like the brains of humans, create the mental illusion of color.
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Elizabeth Hillman
March 4, 2020

International Women’s Day: Elizabeth Hillman’s Magic Microscopes

This International Women's Day, meet Biomedical Engineer Elizabeth Hillman. She is inventing new kinds of microscopes that create 3D movies of life in action.
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February 26, 2020

How Does the Brain Put Decisions into Context?

The Columbia research combines mathematics and neuroscience and highlights the surprising power of one brain area to simultaneously integrate vast amounts of information.
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February 19, 2020

Curious Minds: Can You Inherit Stress on Your DNA?

Do the experiences of your father leave a mark on your genes? Can trauma be passed down from generation to generation? Neuroscientist Bianca Jones Marlin is combing the DNA of mice to explore these questions.
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February 14, 2020

How the Brain Makes Decisions Without Language

A pair of recent Columbia studies provide critical insight into the evolutionary origins of complex thinking and clues to the underlying mechanisms behind neurological and psychiatric disorders.
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