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:

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 Neurosci

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).