• N. Tor and G. Gordon, "Digital Interactive Quantitative Curiosity Assessment Tool: Questions Worlds",  Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol, 2020 [link

  • K. Ben-Tov Sher, M. Levi-Keren and G. Gordon, "Priming, Enabling and Assessment of Curiosity" Educational Technology Research and Development, 2019 [link]

Data Science

  • S. Somin, Y. Altshuler, G. Gordon, A Pentland and E. Shmueli. "Network dynamics of a financial ecosystem." Scientific Reports, 2020 [link]

  • M. Moran and G. Gordon, "Curious Feature Selection", Information Sciences, 2019 [link]



  • M. Eshed, M. Epstein, A. H. Zohar and G. Gordon. "Studying Dynamics of Human Information Gathering Behaviors Using Social Robots". Frontiers in Psychology (2021) (link).

  • Levinson, O. Gvirsman, I.M. Gorodesky, A. Perez, E. Gonen and G. Gordon. "Learning in Summer Camp with Social Robots: A Morphological Study." Int J of Soc Robotics (2020) [link

  • G. Gordon, "Infant-inspired intrinsically motivated curious robots",  Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 2020 [link]

  • Omer Gvirsman, Yaacov Koren, Tal Norman, and Goren Gordon. 2020. Patricc: A Platform for Triadic Interaction with Changeable Characters. In Proceedings of the 2020 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 399–407. [PDF]

  • G. Gordon "Social behaviour as an emergent property of embodied curiosity: a robotics perspective", Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 2019, 374. [link]

  • M. Epstein and G. Gordon, "Social Robots as Physical Curiosity Assessment Tools," 2018 27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Nanjing, 2018, pp. 503-508. [link]

  • H. W. Park, R. Rosenberg-Kima, M. Rosenberg, G. Gordon, and C. Breazeal. "Growing growth mindset with a social robot peer," in Proceedings of the 12th ACM/IEEE international conference on Human robot interaction. ACM, 2017. [link]

  • G. Gordon,, S. Spaulding, J. Westlund, J. J. Lee, L. Plummer, M. Martinez, M. Dasa and  C. Breazeal, “Affective Personalization of a Social Robot Tutor for Children’s Second Language Skills”, Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (2016) [link]  


Deep Learning
  • N. Kuritz, G. Gordon and A. Natan. "Size and temperature transferability of direct and local deep neural networks for atomic forces." Physical Review B 98.9 (2018): 094109. [link]

  • Jonatan Barkan, Goren Gordon, "Deep Curiosity Loops in Social Environments", arXiv:1806.03645 [link]


  • G. Gordon (Editor) “The New Science of Curiosity”, Nova Publishers, 2018. [link]

  • G. Kurizki and G. Gordon "The Quantum Matrix: Henry Bar's Perilous Struggle for Quantum Coherence"[link]


Pre Curiosity Lab Publications




  • G. Gordon, E. Fonio and E. Ahissar, "Learning and control of exploration motor primitives", Journal of Computational Neuroscience, 1-22 (2014) [link]

  • G. Gordon, N. Dorfman and E. Ahissar, “Reinforcement Active Learning in the Vibrissae System: Optimal Object Localization”, Journal of Physiology-Paris 107:107-115 (2013) [link]

  • G. Gordon and E. Ahissar. “Hierarchical Curiosity Loops and Active Sensing.” Neural Networks, 32, 119-129 (2012) [link]




  • G. Gordon, E. Fonio and E. Ahissar, "Emergent Exploration via Novelty Management", Journal of Neuroscience 34(38): 12646-12661 (2014) [link]

  • A. Saig*, G. Gordon*, E. Assa, A. Arieli and E. Ahissar, “Motor-sensory confluence in tactile perception”, Journal of Neuroscience, 32(40):14022-14032 (2012) [link]



  • G. Gordon and E. Ahissar, “A Curious Emergence of Reaching”, Advances in Autonomous Robotics, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7429, 1-12 (2012) [link]

  • G. Gordon, “Hierarchical Exhaustive Construction of Autonomously Learning Networks”, In 4th International Workshop on Evolutionary and Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Robot Systems (ERLARS), Berlin, Germany, (2011) (Best Paper Award) [link]

Children-Robot Interaction


  • G. Gordon, C. Breazeal and S. Engel, “Can children catch curiosity from a social robot?”, 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) (2015) [link]

  • G. Gordon and C. Breazeal, "Bayesian Active Learning-based Robot Tutor for Children’s Word-Reading Skills", AAAI 2015 [PDF]