Neuroscience

Thomas M. Jessell, codirector, and Sarah Woolley, principal investigator at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute discuss how the Jerome L. Greene Science Center in the new Manhattanville campus was designed for discovery.

Columbia Great Grad 2016 Kathleen Bachynski

Photo by Christina Gupfinger

Kathleen Bachynski, who is receiving a doctorate in sociomedical sciences, studies the health risks of youth sports. Her dissertation on the dangers of football has been widely praised and was featured in the New England Journal of Medicine.
John Cunningham, Assistant Professor of Statistics

Photo by Michael DiVito

The quest to unravel the mysteries of the brain has made neuroscience one of today’s most exciting research fields.

What the Film Inside Out Can Teach Us About the Brain, the Mind and Ourselves

00:01 Behind the Scenes of Inside Out 
1:48 Science and Memory 
4:19 Inside Out in the Classroom 
4:58 Watching Inside Out as a Parent and a Scientist

Nima Mesgarani, Sameer Sheth Nueroscience Engineering RISE Columbia University

Nima Mesgarani (left) and Sameer Sheth are tackling the question of how multiple regions of the brain interact with and support one another to produce comprehension. Photo by Michael Dames. 

How do we know the difference between sarcasm and sincerity, or understand that in many social situations people don’t always say what they mean?

"Productively is the way to age," says Ruth Finkelstein, associate director of Columbia’s Robert N. Butler Aging Center. She discusses the center's interdisciplinary approach to studying aging and the implications of longer lifespans on society.
Kelley Remole answers local schoolchildren's questions on the brain

Kelley Remole, Zuckerman Institute's director of neuroscience outreach (center), answers local schoolchildren's questions on the brain.

Kelley Remole has been interested in science since she was a child.

This summer’s announcement that the Large Hadron Supercollider in Geneva had detected likely proof of the Higgs boson, an elusive and long-sought particle, brought back memories for Columbia neuroscientist Larry Abbott.

In the movie Still Alice, Julianne Moore plays a Columbia linguistics professor who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s, an extremely rare version of the disease.

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