Michael R. ShteynMichaelShteyn

I am a graduate student affiliated with the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition at Carnegie Mellon University. Before coming to Pittsburgh, I worked as a research assistant at Washington University in the lab of Larry Snyder. Prior to that, I completed my undergraduate thesis in the department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester under the mentorship of Michael Tanenhaus.

My work seeks to uncover how learned perceptual biases impact the way brains and their computational units process basic sensory information. Relatedly, I have an active interest in probabilistic inference and the neural circuits that give rise to the brain's ability to make, and fail at making, predictions about the external world.