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 under 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.

I study how internal models and learned perceptual biases impact the way minds 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.