Learning is essential to human behavior. From the classroom to the trading floor to ordering at a restaurant, our ability to make good decisions is shaped by how we learn from experience. Research in the Learning Lab seeks to understand how this happens in the brain.
An Upside to Reward Sensitivity: The Hippocampus Supports Enhanced Reinforcement Learning in Adolescence

Neuron, 92, 93–99. Davidow, J., Foerde, K., Galvan, A., & Shohamy, D.

Our research focuses on how the brain supports learning, memory and decision making in humans. Combining different methods, including functional brain imaging (fMRI) with patient and developmental studies, allows us to understand the brain regions that are involved, and necessary, for cognition.
NIH Grant
Congratulations to Raphael Gerraty for being awarded the National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Training Fellowship (F31)!

NSF Grant
Congratulations to Akram Bakkour for being awarded the NSF SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SPRF)!
The Learning Lab is part of the Zuckerman Institute located at the Jerome L. Greene Science Center on the Manhattanville Campus of Columbia University.

If you are interested in joining our team or participating in a research study, please email us.