Columbia University in the City of New York

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Jacqueline Gottlieb, PhD

Professor of Neuroscience; Principal Investigator at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute

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.

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