Advancing Basic Science for Humanity
Columbia research shows that the human brain employs precise, mathematical logic to decision-making.
The finding may lead to improved diagnosis and treatment of major depressive disorder.
Parkinson's-linked gene encodes a protein that controls the transfer of lipids between membranes of cell organelles.
Organization—or lack of it—in brain’s piriform cortex allows us to differentiate one smell from another.
Findings described as “an important building block” in the quest to understand our species’ unique way with words.
A series of experiments involving a particular type of brain cell have advanced our understanding of the roots of consciousness.
The results also illustrate why it is important that we take a break from learning.
Scientists probed how males manage to pick out members of their own species from the multitude of flies crowding around an overripe fruit.
Columbia research identifies neural-circuit activity in fish that could inform studies of sensory disorders such as tinnitus.
Synaptic vesicles organize themselves into a liquid compartment within the nerve terminal, much as oil does when mixed with water.