Welcome to the Adaptive Behavior Lab at Columbia University!

In the Adaptive Behavior Laboratory we study how humans and non-human animals adapt their behavior to changing environments. For behavior to be adaptive it must be the right response in the right place at the right time. At the moment, the lab is very much focused on the timing aspect of behavioral adaptation. The idea guiding our labís current work is that all of our actions and representations of the world require temporal knowledge. Our research focuses on how timing affects learning and behavior, from pharmacological studies to therapeutic methods and brain pathologies. More information about ABL's studies can be found on our Research page.

Department of Psychology
Barnard College, Columbia University
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027-6598


For time will teach thee soon the truth... - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow