Michael Waskom is a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Neural Science at New York University. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University, where he was a trainee in the Center for Mind, Brain and Computation. Before graduate school, he worked as a research assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and studied philosophy and neuroscience at Amherst College.
Dr. Waskom is broadly interested in the computational and neural mechanisms that coordinate information processing in the human brain. His graduate research characterized the organization and function of cortical systems that enable context-dependent decision-making. Building on this work, his postdoctoral research in the lab of Roozbeh Kiani is developing new approaches for integrating computational models of decision-making with noninvasive measurements of human brain activity. He aims to use these methods to better understand how perception, cognition and action are linked together in the production of intelligent behavior.