Events

Past Event

Studying Curiosity in Animals

March 6, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Jerome L. Greene Science Center (8th Floor), Columbia University, 3227 Broadway, New York

Event Description:

Students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty and all who are interested are invited to participate in discussions about approaches to the study of curiosity and its neural mechanisms. This session will feature three presentations from postdoctoral researchers who study this question in animals, and will be followed by a discussion of the strengths, weaknesses, and results produced by their approaches.

Event Speakers:

  • Jennifer Bussell (Postdoctoral Fellow, Axel Lab, Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Columbia University)
    • Do mice desire to know? Studying curiosity-based decisions in mice
  • Carl E. Schoonover (Postdoctoral Fellow, Axel Lab, Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Columbia University) and Andrew Fink, (Postdoctoral Fellow, Axel Lab, Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Columbia University)
    • Measurement of exploration in mice  
  • David L. Barack (Postdoctoral Fellow, Salzman Lab, Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Columbia University)
    • Exploration and reasoning as types of information foraging: Learning in complex environments 

Event Information:

This event is open to the public, however seating is limited. 

This event is hosted by the Research Cluster on Curiosity with support from the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute. Please contact Marjorie Perez-Richardson (mp3686@columbia.edu) with any questions.