Jacqueline Gottlieb is a professor of neuroscience, a principal investigator at the Zuckerman Institute, and a member of the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience, all at Columbia University. She came to Columbia in 2001 after completing her undergraduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, her PhD at Yale University, and her postdoctoral training at the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Gottlieb studies the mechanisms of attention and their relationship with learning and decision making in humans and non-human primates. She pioneered studies of attention as information demand and is the founder and director of the Research Cluster on Curiosity at Columbia University’s Center for Science and Society.
Jacqueline Gottlieb is a member of the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Advisory Committee.