Michael Mannino has a BS in astrophysics and a Masters’ in Philosophy. He was recently a full-time professor of philosophy and critical thinking at Miami Dade College in south Florida. Michael taught courses in critical thinking, ethics, introduction to philosophy, and logic. Three years ago, Michael was accepted into a PhD program at the center for complex systems and brain sciences at Florida Atlantic University, for obtaining a doctorate in neuroscience. He is now a PhD candidate (hoping to graduate in summer 2017) and his research involves computational aspects of cognitive neuroscience, specifically, the investigation of large-scale brain networks by analyzing simulated data from the virtual brain project using computational causality testing.