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Ten, A., Kaushik, P., Oudeyer, P.Y., Gottlieb, J. (2021): Humans monitor learning progress in curiosity-driven exploration. Nature Communications Biology, doi: doi:10.1038/s41467-021-26196-w. (link)


Gottlieb, J., Cohanpour, M., Li, Y., Singletary, N., and Zabeh, E. (2020): Curiosity, information demand and attentional priorityCurrent Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 35, doi: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2020.07.016.

Taghizadeh, B., Foley, N.C., Karimimehr, S., Cohanpour, M., Semework, M., Sheth, S.A., Lashgari, R., and Gottlieb, J. Reward uncertainty asymmetrically affects information transmission within the monkey fronto-parietal network. Nature Communications Biology, doi:10.1038/s42003-020-01320-6.


Foley, N., Cohanpour, M., Semework, M., Sheth, S., and Gottlieb, J. (2019): Frontal and parietal neurons encode reward prediction errors in multiple reference frames. BiorXiv, doi: 10.1101/769869.

Horan, M., Daddaoua, N., and Gottlieb, J. (2019): Parietal neurons encode information sampling based on decision uncertainty. Nature Neuroscience. doi: 10.1038/s41593-019-0440-1.

Kobayashi, K., Ravaioli, S., Baranes, A., Woodford, M., and Gottlieb, J. (2019): Diverse Motives for human curiosity. Nature Human Behavior,  doi: 10.1038/s41562-019-0589-3. Supplementary material.

Dey, A. and Gottlieb, J. (2018): Attention, information seeking and active sampling (2019): Empirical evidence and implications for learning. The Cambridge Handbook of Motivation and Learning, K. Ann Renninger and Suzanne Hidi, eds, Cambridge University Press.


Gottlieb, J. (2018): Understanding active sampling strategies: empirical approaches and implications for attention and decision research. Cortex doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2017.08.019

Gottlieb, J. and Oudeyer, P.Y. (2018): Toward a neuroscience of active sampling and curiosity. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 19(12):758-770.


Foley, N., Kelly, P., Mhatre, H., Lopes, M., and Gottlieb, J. (2017): Parietal neurons encode expected gains in instrumental information. PNAS. 114(16). e3315-e3323.. Supplementary material.


Daddaoua, N., Lopes, M. and  Gottlieb, J. (2016): Intrinsically motivated exploration guided by uncertainty reduction and conditioned reinforcement in non-human primates. Scientific Reports, Feb 3;6:20202. doi: 10.1038/srep20202.


Shomstein, S. and Gottlieb, J. (2016): Spatial and non-spatial aspects of visual attention: interactive cognitive mechanisms and neural underpinnings, Neuropsychologia Special Issue: Facets of Human Attention, in press.


Gottlieb J,, Lopes, M. and Oudeyer, P.Y (2016): Motivated cognition: Neural and computational mechanisms of curiosity, attention and intrinsic motivation, in ‘Recent Developments in Neuroscience Research on Human Motivation’, Sung-il Kim, Johnmarshall Reeve, and Mimi Bong, editors.



Schwemmer, M.A., Feng, S., Cohen, J.D., Gottlieb, J. and Holmes, P. (2015): A multi-area stochastic model for a covert visual search task; PLoS ONE, 9(2), e88725. Supplementary material.


Baranes, A., Oudeyer, P.Y and  Gottlieb, J. (2015): Eye movements encode semantic curiosity in human observers. Vision Research. 117:81-90. doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2015.10.009. Epub 2015 Nov 12 CLICK HERE FOR FULL DATASET



Gottlieb, J., Hayhoe, M., Hikosaka, O. and Rangel, A. (2014): Attention, information seeking and reward, J. Neuroscience, 34(46):15497-504. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3270 14.2014


Baranes AF, Oudeyer PY, Gottlieb J. (2014) The effects of task difficulty, novelty and the size of the search space on intrinsically motivated exploration. Front Neurosci. 8:317. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2014.00317. eCollection 2014


Foley N.C., Jangraw D.C., Peck C.J., Gottlieb J. (2014) Novelty enhances salience independently of reward in the parietal lobe. J. Neuroscience 34(23):7947-7957


Timothy M. Gersch, Nicholas C. Foley, Ian Eisenberg, and Jacqueline Gottlieb (2014): Neural correlates of temporal credit assignment in the parietal lobe; PLOS One, 9(2):e88725. doi: 10.1371. Supplementary material.


Krishna BS, Ipata AE, Bisley JW, Gottlieb J, Goldberg ME (2014): Extrafoveal preview benefit during free-viewing visual search in the monkey (2014). J Vis. 8;14(1). pii: 6. doi:10.1167/14.1.6



Gottlieb J, Oudeyer PY, Lopes M, Baranes A. (2013): Information-seeking, curiosity, and attention: computational and neural mechanisms. Trends Cogn Sci. 2013 17(11):585-93. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2013.09.001


Suzuki M and Gottlieb J (2013): Distinct mechanisms of distractor suppression in the frontal and the parietal lobes.

Nature Neuroscience, 16(1):98-104 Supplementary Material, Perspective



Gottlieb J (2012): Attention, learning and the value of information. Neuron 76(2):281-295



Gottlieb J and Snyder, LH. (2010): Spatial and non-spatial functions of the parietal cortex. Current Opinion in Neurobiology  20(6):731-40


Gottlieb J and Balan PF (2010): Attention as a decision in information space. Trends in Cognitive Science  14:240-248



Balan PF and Gottlieb J (2009): Functional significance of non-spatial information in monkey lateral intraparietal area.

The Journal of Neuroscience 29(25):8166-8176


Peck CJ, Jangraw D, Suzuki, M., Efem R and Gottlieb J (2009).: Reward modulates attention independently of action value in posterior parietal cortex. The Journal of Neuroscience 29(36):11182–11191 Supplementary Material


Gottlieb J, Balan P, Oristaglio J, Suzuki M. (2009): Parietal control of attentional guidance: the significance of sensory, motivational and motor factors. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 91(2):121-128


Balan P, Gottlieb J. (2009): Comment on Cohen et al: Neural basis of the set-size effect in frontal eye field: timing of attention during visual searchJ Neurophysiol. 102(2):1340-1341


Gottlieb, J., Balan P.F., Oristaglio, J and Schneider D (2009): Task specific computations in attentional maps. Vision Research 49(10):1216-1226



Gee AL, Ipata AE, Gottlieb J, Bisley JW, Goldberg ME. (2008): Neural enhancement and pre-emptive perception: the genesis of attention and the attentional maintenance of the cortical salience map. Perception. 37(3):389-400.


Balan PF, Oristaglio J., Schneider D and Gottlieb J (2008): Neuronal correlates of the set size effect in monkey lateral intraparietal area. PLoS Biol. 6(7):e158

Reynolds, J.H., Gottlieb, J. P. and Kastner, S. (2008): Attention. In: Fundamental Neuroscience, 2nd edition, Squire et al. (eds), Academic Press, San Diego p. 1113-1132


Gottlieb, J. (2008): Salience. In: The Senses: a comprehensive reference, H Masland and T Albright, eds., Academic Press,

San Diego



Gottlieb, J. (2007): From thought to action: the parietal cortex as a bridge between perception, action and cognition.

Neuron, 53(1): 9-16.


Gottlieb, J. (2007): From a different point of view: human extrastriate cortex integrates information across saccades,

Journal of Neurophysiology 97(2): 961-962



Oristaglio J., Schneider D. M., Balan P. F. and Gottlieb J. (2006): Integration of visuospatial and effector information during symbolically cued movements in monkey lateral intraparietal area. Journal of Neuroscience 26(32):8310-9  Accompanied by Journal Club article; mentioned as MustRead on Faculty of 1000


Balan PF and Gottlieb, J. (2006): Integration of exogenous input into a dynamic salience map revealed by perturbing attention, Journal of Neuroscience 26(36): 9239-9249


Goldberg ME, Bisley JW, Powell KD, Gottlieb J. (2006): Saccades, salience and attention: the role of the lateral intraparietal area in visual behavior. Prog Brain Res. 155:157-75


Ipata AE, Gee AL, Bisley, JW, Gottlieb J. and Goldberg, ME. (2006): LIP responses to a popout stimulus are reduced if it is overtly ignored. Nature Neuroscience, 9(8):1071-1076  Accompanied by a news and views article.



Gottlieb J., Kusunoki, M. and Goldberg M.E.: Simultaneous representation of saccade targets and abrupt onsets in monkey lateral intraparietal area. Cerebral Cortex, (2005) 15(8):1198-1206



Gottlieb, J. and Mazzoni, P: Action, Illusion and Perception (perspective article) Science (2004) 303(5656) 317-318 



Reynolds, J.H., Gottlieb, J. P. and Kastner, S.: Attention. In: Fundamental Neuroscience, first edition, Squire et al. (eds), Academic Press, San Diego (2003) p. 1249-1274



Gottlieb J. (2002): Parietal mechanisms of target representation. Curr Opin Neurobiol., 12(2):134-140


Goldberg, M.E., Bisley, J., Powell, K.D., Gottlieb, J. and Kusunoki, M. (2002): The role of the lateral intraparietal area of the monkey in the generation of saccades and visuospatial attention. Ann NY Acad. Sci. 956:205-215



Powell, K. D., Colby, C. L., Gottlieb, J., Kusunoki, M. and Goldberg, M.E. (1999): Space and salience in parietal cortex. In: Current Oculomotor Research, Becker et al. (eds), Plenum Press, New York, p. 25-35


Gottlieb J. and Goldberg, M.E. (1999): Activity of neurons in the lateral intraparietal area of the monkey during an antisaccade task. Nature Neuroscience 2(10): 906-912



Gottlieb, J., Kusunoki, M. and Goldberg, M. E. (1998): The representation of visual salience in monkey posterior parietal cortex. Nature 391(6666): 481-484



Gottlieb, J. and Keller, A. (1997): Intrinsic circuitry and physiological properties of pyramidal neurons in rat barrel cortex. Experimental Brain Research 115: 47-60



Gottlieb, J., MacAvoy, M. G. and Bruce, C. J. (1994): Neural responses related to smooth pursuit eye movements and

their correspondence with electrically-elicited smooth eye movements in the monkey frontal eye field. Journal of Neurophysiology 72(4): 1634-1653


Selemon, L. D., Gottlieb, J. and Goldman-Rakic, P. S. (1994): Islands and striosomes in the neostriatum of the rhesus monkey: non-equivalent compartments. Neuroscience 58(1): 183-192



Gottlieb, J., Bruce, C. J. and MacAvoy, M. G. (1993): Smooth eye movements elicited by microstimulation in the primate frontal eye fields. Journal of Neurophysiology 69(3): 786-799



MacAvoy, M. G., Gottlieb, J. and Bruce, C. J. (1991): Smooth pursuit eye movement representation in the primate frontal eye field. Cerebral Cortex 1: 95-102



Sabel, B. S., Gottlieb, J. and Schneider, G. L. (1988): Exogenous GM1 gangliosides protect against retrograde degeneration following posterior neocortex lesions in developing hamsters. Brain Research 459: 373-380

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