Warren Woodrich Pettine


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About me

How do we make complex decisions when the facts are ambiguous? I investigate this question by analyzing neural data, building computational models and designing behavioral tasks. My scientific interests include neural networks, reinforcement learning, systems neuroscience and computational psychiatry. In particular, I care about how decision-making is altered in conditions such as autism. At present, I am a postdoctoral researcher with John Murray at the Yale School of Medicine and a research scientist at the Child Mind Institute's Autism Center.

You can find more about my academic and professional background on my CV.


    Pettine, Warren W., Nicholas A. Steinmetz, and Tirin Moore. 2019. “Laminar Segregation of Sensory Coding and Behavioral Readout in Macaque V4.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, June, 201819398. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1819398116.

    Livingstone, Margaret S., Warren W. Pettine, Krishna Srihasam, Brandon Moore, Istvan A. Morocz, and Daeyeol Lee. 2014. “Symbol Addition by Monkeys Provides Evidence for Normalized Quantity Coding.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111 (18): 6822–27. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1404208111.

    Pettine, W., M. Jibson, T. Chen, S. Tobet, P. Nikkel, and C. S. Henry. 2012. “Characterization of Novel Microelectrode Geometries for Detection of Neurotransmitters.” IEEE Sensors Journal 12 (5): 1187–92. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSEN.2011.2163708.


    Pettine, Warren Woodrich, Kenway Louie, John D. Murray, and Xiao-Jing Wang. 2020. “Hierarchical Network Model Excitatory-Inhibitory Tone Shapes Alternative Strategies for Different Degrees of Uncertainty in Multi-Attribute Decisions.” BioRxiv, January, 2020.01.28.923649. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.01.28.923649.

Book Chapters

    Bahmani, Zahra, Kelsey Clark, Yaser Merrikhi, Adrienne Mueller, Warren Pettine, M. Isabel Vanegas, Tirin Moore, and Behrad Noudoost. 2018. “Prefrontal Contributions to Attention and Working Memory,” Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences, , 1–25. https://doi.org/10.1007/7854_2018_74.


I am always looking for new collaborators, interesting conversations and fearless ski buddies. You can reach me via email: warren.pettine@yale.edu.