University of Pittsburgh
Graduate Student

David Colaco


I study the epistemology of experiment in the fields of biology, psychology, and neuroscience. My dissertation is on the topic of scientific phenomena, and the experimental practices through which they are discovered and characterized. I also investigate the role of technology and its theoretical underpinnings in the characterization of poorly-understood phenomena.

I am a member of the graduate training program at the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, and I investigate spatial decision making in collaboration with individuals in the CoAx Lab at Carnegie Mellon University. Before coming to the University of Pittsburgh, I received my BA in Philosophy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.