Research from Columbia neuroscientists shows that a previously held bias can be set aside so that the brain can apply logical, mathematical reasoning to the decision at hand.
Different types of memories stored in the same neuron of the marine snail Aplysia can be selectively erased.
Prenatal exposure to maternal fever during the second trimester raised odds of autism spectrum disorder by 40 percent, Mailman researchers found.
The link between phthalates and the thyroid—a "master controller" of brain development—may explain known phthalate-linked cognitive problems, Mailman researchers say.
The discovery that pain receptors continue to function within nerves may lead to more effective pain medications with fewer side effects.
Columbia neuroscientists find that a part of the brain filters out internal noise made by the body, which may help explain such hearing disorders as tinnitus.