Events

Past Event

Studying Curiosity in Animals

March 6, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Jerome L. Greene Science Center (8th Floor), 3227 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

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.

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 

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

This event is hosted by the Center for Science and Society's 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.