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Brain to Brain: Animal Communication
E-Seminar 1, Scents and Sensibility

Columbia Receives and $11 Million New York State Grant to Conduct Brain-Imaging Studies

Researchers Prove Brain Can Compensate for Damaged Regions

Columbia Establishes David Mahoney Center for Brain and Behavior Research

The Marilyn and Henry Taub Foundation Gives $10 Million to Further Research In Diseases of the Aging Brain

Researchers Find Novel Gene Family Responsible for Pacemaker Activity in Brain and Heart

Brain "Network" Affected by Lack of Sleep, Say Scientists

P&S Journal: NYSPI History (Fall 2003 issue)

P&S Journal: Nobel Prize Glory Returns to P&S (Winter 2001 issue)

Graduate School Life on Ion Channel Brain Research (Spring/Summer 2003)

P&S Journal: Anorexia Clinical Advance (Winter 2003)

P&S Journal: Huntington's Disease (Winter 2003)

P&S Journal: Graduate School Life on Huntington's Disease Basic Research (Winter 2003)

P&S Journal: Advanced Neuroimaging Techniques to Distinguish Brain Tumor Recurrence from Post-Radiation Necrosis

P&S Journal: Researchers Identify Gene Involved in Brain, Breast, Prostate Cancers

P&S Journal: The Changing Concepts in the Treatment of Brain AVMs: Thirty Years' Experience

P&S Journal: Stem Cell Transplants Show Mixed Results as Parkinson's Treatment

P&S Journal: Treating Intractable Epilepsy

In Vivo Articles
Researchers Find Subtle Brain Hemorrhages Missed Without CT

Very Cool Brains: Columbia's Newly Reorganized Brain Bank Changes Deposit Procedures

Underground Brain Research: fMRI Neuroimaging Center Open for Business in Neurological Institute

New View of Blood Flow to Human Brain

The Crossover Effect: Neuroscientists and a Geneticist Team Up to Understand Binocular Vision

A Brain Zapper to Fight Sleep Deprivation: A New Method May Help Soldiers Skip Sleep and Still Perform Well

Anxiety Circuitry Begins Early in Life

Interventional MRI for Treating Stokes

Monkey Do, Scientists See: Vision Researchers Find How the Brain Tracks Visual Priorities

Normal Memory Loss or Alzheimer's? New fMRI Method can Distinguish Between the Two

Is Alzheimer's an Astrocyte Disease? New Research Suggests Brain Cells Called Astrocytes May Have a Role

Why Hemorrhages Damage the Brain: Swelling and an Inflammatory Marker May Be Key Reasons

"Fly fMRI" Reveals Secrets of Smell: Researchers Are Starting to Understand How Smell Drives Behavior

Specific Protein Found to Be Disease Marker: Beta-amyloid Peptide in Blood Appears to Double the Risk of Developing Alzheimer's Disease

Stopping Essential Tremor: New Research Begins to Track Down Causes of the Disease

Mini-RNAs Endow Worms with Good Taste: First-discovered MicroRNA in the Brain Controls Left-Right Asymmetry

Researchers Identify Gene in Rare Form of Epilepsy

Memory Molecules Take Shape: The Structure of Glutamate Receptors May Reveal Ways to Protect the Mind

The X Receptor: Newly Identified Plasma Membrane Receptor for Estrogen May Mediate Some of the Hormone's Faster Actions

Stroke Appears to Raise Alzheimer's Risk

Getting to the Bottom of Fear and Anxiety: Researchers Team Up to Study the Molecular Pathways That Lead to Disorders

Antidepressants Found to Increase Neuron Numbers: New Neurons in the Brain May Be Responsible for Drugs' Effects

Neurons Pathway in Brain Wired Alike, Researchers Show

Researchers Explore Mechanisms of Estrogen's Effects on Cognitive Function

Patients Are More Likely to Change Behavior When Medical Information Is Tailored to the Individual

Institutions and Organizations | Background Materials | Speaker Affiliations

Institutions and Organizations
American Neurological Association

American Psychological Association

Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

International Brain Research Organization

National Institute of Mental Health

Society for Neuroscience

Background Materials
Brain Awareness Week, from the Dana Foundation

Brain and Nervous System, from the National Institutes of Health

Meeting Neuroethical Challenges in Cognitive Enhancement, from the New York Academy of Sciences

Neuroscience @

NOVA Online: Secrets of the Mind

Speaker Affiliations
Nancy Kanwisher
Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences and
McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT

Christof Koch
Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology

Roderick MacKinnon
Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics, The Rockefeller University and
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

William T. Newsome
Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University and
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

Judith L. Rapoport
National Institute of Mental Health

Sir Michael Rutter
Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London

John R. Searle
Department of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley

Nora D. Volkow
National Institute on Drug Abuse

Huda Y. Zoghbi
Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Medical Center and
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

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Eric Kandel
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Neural Correlates of Consciousness
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