About Me

My name is David Colaço.  
My last name also appears as Colaco (without the cedilla). 

I am PhD Candidate at the University of Pittsburgh in the department of History and Philosophy of Science. I am also in the graduate training program offered by the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition.

In my dissertation, I investigate the notion of a scientific phenomenon and its role in the investigation of the brain and the mind. I am interested in the empirical studies whose findings are used to accurately characterize phenomena of interest, which subsequently become the targets of explanation, theorization, and control. As my research addresses epistemic issues related to experimental practice, my work intersects the philosophy of science and epistemology.