Mazyar Fallah

PhD (Princeton University)
Associate Professor of Biology, Kinesiology and Health Science, and Psychology
E–mail: mfallah@yorku.ca
www.yorku.ca/vpalab
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:

Kehoe, DH, Rahimi, M, and Fallah M. (2018) Perceptual color space representations in the oculomotor system are modulated by surround suppression and biased selection. Front Syst Neuroscihttps://doi.org/10.3389/fnsys.2018.00001

Kehoe, DH and Fallah M. (2017) Rapid accumulation of inhibitions accounts for saccades curved away from distractors. Journal of Neurophysiology, doi:10.1152/jn.00742.2016

Perry, CJ and Fallah M. (2017) Enhanced visual processing near the hand: an update to the premotor theory of attention. The Year in Cognitive Neuroscience

Blizzard S, Fierro-Rojas A, and Fallah M (2017) Response inhibition is facilitated by a change to red over green in the stop signal paradigm. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10(655). Doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00655

Perry, CJ, Amarasooriya P, and Fallah M (2016) An eye in the palm of your hand: alterations in visual processing near the hand, a mini-review. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 10(37). http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fncom.2016.00037