Understanding the brain functions: one puzzle at a time
As the most complex system known to us, human brain, is thought to underly all of our perceptions, emotions and actions, it is the biological basis of what makes us "us".
In my lab, we take a broad interest in understanding nervous system function. Current focus of the lab is in the areas of decision making, perception and motivation using human and nonhuman primates as model organisms. We use psychophysics, imaging and electrophysiology along with computational analysis and mathematical modeling to get at the principles that shape neural systems structure, function and their relation to behavior
Applying to the lab
We seek highly motivated individuals with solid math or biology backgrounds to join the lab.
Post-doctoral and student researchers should email their CV, recommendation letters and a statement of research plans.
Lab technician position should send CV with previous work experience and recommendation letters.
I am currently running two research groups one with focus on computational neuroscience and data analysis in Sharif University of Technology (http://brain.ee.sharif.edu/) and the other with focus on experimental neuroscience at School of Cognitive Science in IPM (http://scs.ipm.ac.ir/learningmemlb.jsp) . Please indicate which group you are applying to when contacting.
Oct-2018 : Call for contributors: Our research topic Machine Learning in Neuroscience in now open in Frontiers and accepting manuscripts. Submission Deadline Extended to 08-Dec-2019
Center for Biological Intelligence, Neural Engineering and Data Sciences (BIND) is born in Sharif in July 2018-- more news to come!
Our paper on the prefrontal substrate of long-term value memory is appears in Current Biology:
Ali Ghazizadeh, et al Prefrontal cortex represents long-term memory of object values for months, Current Biology, 2018
Commentary of Wim Vanduffel on my recent paper
Ali Ghazizadeh, et al A long term high capacity memory system in temporal and prefrontal cortices for valuable objects, PNAS, 2018.
Neuroscience Course in EE department in Sharif University of Technology
Foundations of systems and computational neuroscience
Instructor: Dr. Ali Ghazizadeh
TAs: Erfan Zabeh, Faraz Yazdani, Amin Vafa
Prerequisites: probability theory, signals and systems
- Principles of Neural Science, Fifth Edition, Kandel et al
- Theoretical Neuroscience: Computational and Mathematical Modeling of Neural Systems, Dayan and Abbott
Our paper on the cortical hubs for long-term value memory is now accepted in PNAS.
Ali Ghazizadeh, Whitney Griggs, David A. Leopold, Okihide Hikosaka, A long term high capacity memory system in temporal and prefrontal cortices for valuable objects, PNAS, 2018.
Nov-2017 : We are organizing Intl' Brain Engineering and Neuroscience Conference 2018 where world renowned neuroscientists are coming to Tehran to discuss their new findings.
abstract submission is now open. becnc.ir
Nov-2017 : Call for contributors: Our research topic Brain Function: From Experimental and Computational Neuroscience to Brain Engineering in now open in Frontiers and accepting manuscripts. Submission Deadline Extended to 21-Jan-2018