Past Event

Embracing Uncertainty: The Power of Curiosity and Exploration in Learning

April 20, 2023
6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
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Event Description 

Today’s world is filled with immediate information. While it is a welcome haven from the discomfort of uncertainty, that discomfort might hinder the process of deep thought. Why is the feeling of uncertainty so aversive? Could it somehow be harnessed into a source of motivation to improve how we learn and think critically? In this pair of talks, two experts in distinct but related fields will combine approaches from psychology and neuroscience to discuss the importance of letting the mind take risks, make mistakes and wonder.

Event Speakers

Featuring Jacqueline Gottlieb, Professor of Neuroscience and leader of the Research Cluster on Curiosity at Columbia University

Event Information

Free and open to the public, registration is required by April 19, 2023. Please email [email protected] with any questions. 

This talk is part of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lecture series hosted by Columbia’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.