Mazyar Fallah

PhD (Princeton University)
Associate Professor of Biology, Kinesiology and Health Science, and Psychology
Research Areas: Systems neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, neurophysiology, vision, attention, perception

Research Focus:

The Visual Perception and Attention Lab is focused on understanding how the brain, which processes different features in different areas, can bind those features into a perceptual unit: the object, and select that object for perception or action. Current projects include:

  • the relative strengths of different features in forming an object representation;
  • spatial attention;
  • inhibition of return;
  • object–based attention;
  • cross–modal attention.

Recent Publications:

Fallah M, Stoner GR, Reynolds JH.
Stimulus–specific competitive selection in macaque extrastriate visual area V4.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Mar 6;104(10):4165-9

Bodelón C, Fallah M, Reynolds JH.
Temporal resolution for the perception of features and conjunctions. J Neurosci. 2007 Jan 24;27(4):725-30

Jordan H, Fallah M, Stoner GR.
Adaptation of gender derived from biological motion. Nat Neurosci. 2006 Jun;9(6):738-9. Epub 2006 May 21

Sundberg KA, Fallah M, Reynolds JH.
A motion-dependent distortion of retinotopy in area V4. Neuron. 2006 Feb 2;49(3):447-57

Moore T, Fallah M.
Microstimulation of the frontal eye field and its effects on covert spatial attention. J Neurophysiol. 2004 Jan;91(1):152-62