Neuroscience

Psychologists and criminal defense attorneys have long argued that the adolescent brain is different from the brain of a child or an adult.

The only problem? They couldn’t prove it.

Speaking. Seeing. Hearing. Thinking. Remembering. Understanding this sentence and making a decision about whether or not to read on.

A microscope image of a nerve cell and its many branches (or dendrites) in a deep layer of a rat's cerebral cortex.

Speaking. Seeing. Hearing. Thinking. Remembering. Understanding this sentence and making a decision about whether or not to read on.

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger announced Dec. 17 that Mortimer B. Zuckerman has pledged $200 million to endow a Mind Brain Behavior Institute to support interdisciplinary neuroscience research and discovery by scholars across the University.

Sarah Woolley Neuroscientist Studies Songbirds

Anita Burgos stands inside an enclosure with zebra finches in Sarah Woolley's lab during the summer of 2009. Photo by Eileen Barroso

Every animal has its own specializations—hawks can spot their prey a mile away. Human beings, among other things, have the rare capacity to appreciate language and music.

Rafael Yuste

The oldest known drawing of the nervous system is nearly a thousand years old, but scientists are still trying to understand how the human brain works.

A new study by Columbia Engineering researchers finds that the infant brain does not control its blood flow in the same way as the adult brain.

L-R: Don W. Cleveland, Kevin C. Eggan, Christopher E. Henderson, Daniel L. Doctoroff and Jeffrey Rothstein met at Henderson’s lab at Columbia University Medical Center to mark the launch of Target ALS. Image credit: Columbia University Medical Center

Daniel L. Doctoroff, Bloomberg LP CEO and president; David M.

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have identified a protein trafficking defect within brain cells that may underlie common non-familial forms of Parkinson’s disease.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg with Peter A. and Debby Weinberg and CUMC Dean Lee Goldman at a celebration for the new Center (credit: Columbia University Medical Center).

Seeking to bridge the transition from pediatric to adult care for people living with cerebral palsy, Debby and Peter A.

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