Michael is a graduate student with Dr. Braver. He received his B.A. in Psychology and Zoology from the University of Wisconsin--Madison, where he studied neural mechanisms of working memory and attention in Dr. Brad Postle's lab. Michael then worked for three years in Dr. Nazbanou Nozari's lab at Johns Hopkins, investigating cognitive mechanisms of control in language production. Broadly, he is interested in investigating goal and task rule coding in the prefrontal cortex.