You can reach me at either of the following addresses.

For academic and research matters:

    mpascale [AT] bu [DOT] edu

For all other personal and professional matters:

    mpascale [AT] psyc [DOT] dev

Michael P. Pascale

Cognitive Psychology | Data Science | Research Software

Hello! I am a first year doctoral student in the Cognition and Decision Lab at Boston University.

My research is concerned with decision-making in the context of information behavior, which I approach from the perspective of cognitive neuroscience. This primarily includes information seeking and how it is influenced by curiosity and valuation processes. I am particularly interested social epistemology and the acquisition of knowledge as a human social endeavour.

I also contribute to open source software in the social sciences.


Doctoral Student - Psychology (Current, Since 2023)
PhD Program in Brain, Behavior, and Cognition
Boston University

Bachelor of Science - Computer Science (2020)
Psychology and Mathematics Minors
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Previous Experience

Massachusetts General Hospital
Center For Addiction Medicine
March 2021 — July 2023
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Applied Cognition Lab
May 2020 — May 2021
University of New Hampshire
Affect, Cognition and Computation Lab
Research Assistant
September 2020 — March 2021
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Applied Cognition Lab
Research Assistant
January 2020 — May 2020
Teledyne Technologies Inc.
Teledyne DALSA
Software Engineer Intern
June 2019 — September 2019

Technical Skills

  • Computer Programming
    R, JavaScript, C, C++, Python

  • Data Wrangling
    Tidyverse, Excel, Pandas, SQL

  • Data Visualization
    ggplot2, Three.js

  • Web Development
    HTML/CSS, Shiny, Django, Vue, PHP, Express

  • Electronic Data Collection
    REDCap, Qualtrics, PsychoPy, E-Prime