Jacqueline Gottlieb studies the mechanisms that underlie the brain's higher cognitive functions, including decision making, memory, and attention. Her interest is in how the brain gathers the evidence it needs - and ignores what it doesn’t - during everyday tasks and during special states such as curiosity. Her research could offer insight into disorders that involve deficits of attention, such as attention deficit disorder, depression, and drug addiction.
Jacqueline completed her undergraduate degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, her PhD in Neurobiology at Yale University, and her postdoctoral training at the National Eye Institute. She joined the neuroscience faculty at Columbia University in 2001.
Jacqueline Gottlieb leads the Research Cluster on Curiosity.