Mere Expectation of Treatment Can Improve Brain Activity in Parkinson’s Disease Patients

Researchers at Columbia University and the University of Colorado at Boulder have found that expectations can drive changes in the brain, highlighting an important link between psychology and medicine. It is a finding that could improve the quality of life and presence of symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease and change how clinical trials operate.


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Columbia Establishes NeuroTechnology Center, Latest Step in Commitment to Interdisciplinary Neuroscience

Columbia University today announced the establishment of an interdisciplinary NeuroTechnology Center with a mission to develop advanced optical, electrical and computational technologies for the study of complex neurobiological systems.


Columbia Professors Discuss the Issues Facing Voters in 2014

In a turbulent world, what is driving some voters to the polls more than others and what might the results mean for such issues as the economy, national security, health care reform and more? The Record asked several Columbia experts for their view.