Neuroscience News

08/29/2018

How Your Brain Experiences Time

Researchers at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience have discovered a network of brain cells that express our sense of time within experiences and memories.​

08/20/2018

The Naturally Rational Brain? How People Use, and Lose, Preexisting Biases to Make Decisions

Columbia research shows that the human brain employs precise, mathematical logic to decision-making.

08/13/2018

Lack of a Single Molecule May Indicate Severe and Treatment-Resistant Depression

The finding may lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of major depressive disorder.

08/12/2018

Function of Gene Mutations Linked to Neurological Diseases Identified

Parkinson's-linked gene encodes a protein that controls the transfer of lipids between membranes of cell organelles.

07/26/2018

Widespread Connections Among Neurons Help the Brain Distinguish Smells

Organization—or lack of it—in brain’s piriform cortex allows us to differentiate one smell from another.

07/25/2018

Monkey Studies Reveal Possible Origin of Human Speech

Findings described as “an important building block” in the quest to understand our species’ unique way with words.

07/23/2018

Giant Neurons in the Brain May Play Similarly Giant Role in Awareness and Cognition

A series of experiments involving a particular type of brain cell have advanced our understanding of the roots of consciousness.

07/19/2018

Aren’t Sure? Brain Is Primed for Learning

The results also illustrate why it is important that we take a break from learning.

07/11/2018

Deep in the Fly Brain, a Clue to How Evolution Changes Minds

Scientists probed how males manage to pick out members of their own species from the multitude of flies crowding around an overripe fruit.

07/11/2018

New Study in Electric Fish Reveals Brain Mechanisms for Distinguishing Self from Other

Columbia research identifies neural-circuit activity in fish that could inform studies of sensory disorders such as tinnitus.

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