Neurobiology post-doc wins 5-year BWF award

David Schneider studies brain circuits for learning and prediction

David Schneider, a postdoctoral fellow in Richard Mooney’s lab in neurobiology, is one of ten scholars being awarded Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI) from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. The five-year, $500,000 award will enable Schneider to work on understanding how circuits within the brain learn and predict the sounds our movements make. “Without the ability to predict the acoustic consequences of our actions, we’d be surprised by every sound we made,” Schneider said.