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Zuckerman Institute

Circuit, Summer 2016

Findings Shed New Light on How the Growing Brain Feeds Itself

"If we can learn more about the unique features of the developing brain, we might be able to improve treatment strategies for premature infants," said Elizabeth Hillman, PhD, senior author of a study published on Tuesday. Learn more about this research, featured in The Atlantic and Science News.

The Brain, the Mind and the Search for Self

At the 2016 World Science Festival, Daphna Shohamy, PhD, addressed one of the hardest questions in science.
Franck Polleux, PhD

Charting the Growth of Brain Cells' Branches

Wesley Grueber, PhD, asks: How do neurons know how and where to spread their tendrils?

Tracing the Steps that Guide Movement

For Richard Mann, PhD, answers to some of biology’s biggest puzzles can be found in the tiniest of places.

Finding the Beats in Our Brains

At Jazz at Lincoln Center, Michael Shadlen, MD, PhD, partnered with Columbia musicians to explore the nexus between jazz and the brain.
Save the Date:
September 19, 2016: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Helen Blair Simpson, MD, PhD, a psychiatrist at Columbia University Medical Center, studies obsessive-compulsive and related disorders.



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Making News

The Enviably Resilient Young Brain

A new study from Elizabeth Hillman, PhD, provides new insight into how the newborn mouse brain grows in response to its environment.


This Experiment Suggests Intuition is a Real Thing

Michael Shadlen, MD, PhD, weighs in on a new study that investigates the brain science behind intuition.


Three Neuroscientists Share What We Know, and What We Don't, About the Human Brain

Thomas M. Jessell, PhD, speaks with Minnesota Public Radio about the past, present and future of neuroscience.


To Create a Memory, Fresh Cells Required

Attila Losonczy, MD, PhD, explores the special role that fledgling neurons play in memory formation.
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