Neuroscience

Thomas M. Jessell, Ph.D.

The Gairdner Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2012 Canada Gairdner Awards.

New Research Shows That It Interferes With the Synthesis and Function of BDNF, Derailing the Brain’s Center for Learning

Graduate students Kelly Remole (left), Heather McKellar, and Cate Jensen (not pictured) developed Columbia University Neuroscience Outreach to introduce New York City schoolchildren to brain science.

Kelley Remole’11, PhD, still has fond memories of the day a local scientist visited her middle school classroom. “It was the first time I had a met a scientist and I thought it was really cool.

3-D confocal fluorescence imaging showing the links between the neurons over multiple regions in the brain in the BBB-opened region.

The rise of Internet search engines like Google has changed the way our brain remembers information, according to research by Columbia University psychologist Betsy Sparrow published July 14

Rafael Yuste likens scientific research to mountain climbing. Assemble a skilled team, get the best equipment, map the route and proceed with slow, deliberate steps.

Sixty years ago, when neurology department professor Harry Grundfest was doing groundbreaking research at the College of Physicians and Surgeons that attracted the likes of future Nobel laureate 

Dear Alma,

Columbia is big in interdisciplinary neuroscience, including two Nobel laureates, but who came before them?

—Neuro Fan

 

Two Columbia professors have been named members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

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