Zuckerman Institute

Circuit, Fall 2016

Research finds adolescents’ ability to remember is closely linked to reward-seeking behavior.
Daphna Shohamy, PhD, and colleagues have uncovered a unique feature of the adolescent brain that enriches teens’ ability to learn and form memories. These findings may be related to teens' affinity to seek rewards — and suggest that this behavior is not necessarily detrimental, but instead could be a critical feature of the maturing brain. Learn more in New York Magazine, NPR and Popular Science.

How We Make New Memories While Preserving the Old

Stefano Fusi, PhD, and his team have developed a mathematical model that helps resolve this long-standing scientific dilemma.

Wellness Center to Open at Columbia | Manhattanville

Community Wellness Center will offer expanded mental health and stroke awareness programs in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center.

Columbia's Zuckerman Institute Teams Up with BioBus

New lab-on-wheels will visit more than 100 schools in Harlem, Washington Heights and the Bronx to connect kids to brain science.

Molecular 'Identity Theft' May Play Role in Schizophrenia

A recent study from the lab of Joseph Gogos, MD, PhD, sheds light on the biological origins of this psychiatric disorder.

Can Children Save the Lives of Their Parents in the Throes of Stroke?

Thursday, November 10, 2016: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Olajide Williams, MD, chief of neurology at Columbia University Medical Center and founder of Hip-Hop Stroke, will discuss his pioneering work to promote community-based stroke awareness — including a stroke prevention program that he will operate at the Jerome L. Greene Science Center.
This lecture is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Making News

Don't Be So Quick To Flush 15 Years of Brain Studies

Elizabeth Hillman, PhD, weighs in on what we can learn from imaging the human brain.

The Human Remembering Machine

Stefano Fusi, PhD, describes how a new mathematical model of memory could accelerate the quest to build super-powered, brain-inspired hardware systems.

Brains May Have Their Own Version of Google Maps, According to Study of Mice

Attila Losonczy, MD, PhD, explains how two distinct layers of brain cells work together to navigate to a specific destination.

Truth + Beauty

Stunning scientific images from the labs of C. Daniel Salzman, MD, PhD, and Nate Sawtell, PhD, highlight the inherent beauty of the natural world.
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