Columbia University - Zuckerman Institute

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Brain Insight Lecture

From: 2023-02-09 6:30 PM
To: 2023-02-09 7:45 PM

Columbia Neuroscience Seminar - Josie Clowney

From: 2023-01-10 4:0 PM
To: 2023-01-10 5:0 PM

Nature and Nurture: How Our Experiences Shape the Brain Across Generations

From: 2023-01-18 6:30 PM
To: 2023-01-18 7:45 PM

Curiosity, Creativity and Complexity

From: 2023-05-23 8:0 AM
To: 2023-05-25 6:30 PM

Music on the Brain with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem: Music Between Us

From: 2022-11-30 4:0 PM
To: 2022-11-30 5:30 PM
Curiosity, Creativity And Complexity In #morningsideheights

Curiosity, Creativity and Complexity

Catalyzing interdisciplinary discussion across science, artificial intelligence and economics

May 23rd – May 25th, 8:00 am – 6:30 pm at the Jerome L. Greene Science Center (9th floor lecture hall)

How does the brain cope with Complexity? How do we make decisions when confronted with practically infinite streams of information? A three-day conference dedicated to the idea that Curiosity and Creativity play key roles in this process will be hosted at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute on May 23-25, 2023.

The conference showcases cutting edge research on these questions in Neuroscience and Psychology (neural mechanisms of cognitive control, exploration, decision-making, information demand, memory and creativity), Computer Science (artificial intelligence of curiosity and intrinsic motivation) and Economics (decision making and information demand). Alongside formal presentations, the conference will encourage ample interactions among faculty, students and postdocs through informal discussions and poster presentations.

Registration will open January 2023 – details forthcoming. The conference will be in a hybrid format, with in-person seating and live-streaming.

COVID Safety
At this time, masks are optional but recommended in Columbia University buildings and all individuals are required to show proof of vaccination before entering any building. The policy is likely to evolve based on changing conditions, and we will follow the policy that is in effect at the time. Up to date information can be found here: Columbia COVID-10 Guidelines.

Poster Abstract Submission
Graduate students and postdocs are welcome to submit abstracts for the poster session. Posters will be accepted from a diversity of disciplines in reflection of the overall conference.