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Dave Sulzer

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“Sometimes neuroscientists ask impossible questions.”


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Dave Sulzer is a neuroscientist who studies how the different parts of the brain talk to each other.


Dave is an Elephant Band leader. His marimba player weighs about 10,000 pounds.

Impossible Questions

Dave Sulzer has such an amazing scientific breakthrough that he has to lie down.

Elephant Music

Dave Sulzer teaches elephants to play music and gives new meaning to the term "big band."

30 Second Science with David Sulzer

We give Dave Sulzer 30 seconds to describe his science and then we go inside his brain.

10 Questions for David Sulzer

We ask Dave Sulzer 10 questions and he tells us about "Dumbo Drop."

Blog Posts

Everybody Has To Start Somewhere
Talented Elephants Begin New Life in Retirement!
Soldier of Song
Ask Dave Your Questions


About Dave Sulzer

Dave Sulzer is a Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. He studies how the different parts of the brain communicate and how this may help lead to treatments for certain diseases.

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