Mike Cohanpour

Graduate Student


I am a PhD student in the Neurobiology & Behavior program and am co-supervised by Dr. Mariam Aly and Dr. Jacqueline Gottlieb. I use fMRI to examine how sensory uncertainty is represented across different brain regions and how interactions between these regions facilitate curiosity and modulate memory. Before I joined the Aly Lab in early 2019, I examined how reward uncertainty affects information transmission across the frontoparietal attentional network in non-human primates. As an undergrad, I investigated serotonergic modulation of the rodent olfactory bulb and its downstream behavioral effects, such as sharper odor discrimination.

Pronouns: he/him

Fun fact: I'm an identical twin! 

My CV can be found here.