Neuroscience News


Brain Signature of Depressed Mood Unveiled in New Study

Direct recordings of human brain activity link memory, emotion and anxiety during bouts of low mood.


Scientists Record Posture-Coding Neurons in the Cortex

Researchers at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience may have just uncovered key aspects of how the brain controls posture.​


How to Reverse Memory Loss in Old Mice

Columbia scientists reveal new details of how a naturally occurring hormone can boost memory in aging mice, laying the groundwork for staving off this form of memory loss in people.


Election Day: The Brain Science of Making Decisions

Featuring Zuckerman Institute Principal Investigator Michael Shadlen, MD, PhD​


Brain Cells Called Astrocytes Have Unexpected Role in Brain “Plasticity”

Salk researchers show protein made by astrocytes enables the brain’s maturation and regulates its flexibility.​


Octopuses Given Mood Drug ‘Ecstasy’ Reveal Genetic Link to Evolution of Social Behaviors in Humans

Scientists say they have found preliminary evidence of an evolutionary link between the social behaviors of octopuses and humans.​


Study of Protein “trafficker” Provides Insight into Autism and Other Brain Disorders

ASTN2 helps move proteins away from the membrane in a timely fashion.​


How the Brain Bounces Back: Mouse Study Reveals that Activity, not Rest, Speeds Recovery After Brain Injury

Columbia research finds unexpected resilience in the brain; findings could inform future treatment approaches for patients recuperating from stroke or other brain trauma.


Teenage Brains: Wired to Learn

As teens head back to the classroom, discover what the latest research into the adolescent brain reveals about how they learn.


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.​