Decision-making accuracy can be improved by postponing the onset of a decision by a mere fraction of a second.
A small region of the hippocampus known as CA2 is essential for social memory, the ability of an animal to recognize another of the same species.
In most cases of ALS, a toxin released by cells that normally nurture neurons in the brain and spinal cord can trigger loss of the nerve cells affected in the disease, report Columbia researchers.
Tom Jessell will receive the 2014 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science for opening up one of the most unknown—and important—fields of biomedical research.
CUMC researchers have clarified three fundamental issues about Alzheimer’s: where it starts, why it starts there, and how it spreads.
Columbia’s 2013 Horwitz winners: Edvard Moser, May-Britt Moser & John O’Keefe for findings that could lead to new Alzheimer’s treatments.