Maryam Vaziri-Pashkam

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Background


  1. Research fellow, Laboratory for Brain and Cognition (01/2017-now).

  2. PostDoctoral fellow, Harvard Psychology department (2011-01/2017).

  3. Graduate student, Harvard Psychology department (2006-2011).

  4. Medical Student, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (1997-2005).

Publications


  1. Abbas-Zadeh M, Hossein-Zadeh GA, Vaziri-Pashkam M (2019) Dual-task Interference in a Simulated Driving Environment: Serial or Parallel Processing? bioRxiv. link

  2. Shafaei R, Bahrami B, Vaziri-Pashkam M (2019) Effect of Perceived Interpersonal Closeness on the Joint Simon Effect in Adolescents and Adults. PsyArXiv. link

  3. Xu Y, Vaziri-Pashkam M (2019) Task modulation of the 2-pathway characterization of occipitotemporal and posterior parietal visual object representations. Neuropsychologia, 132, 107140. link

  4. McMahon EG, Zheng CY, Pereira F, Gonzalez R, Ungerleider LG, Vaziri-Pashkam M (2019) Subtle predictive movements reveal actions regardless of social context. Journal of vision, 19(7), 16. link

  5. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Xu Y (2019) An information-driven 2-pathway characterization of occipitotemporal and posterior parietal visual object representations. Cerebral Cortex, 29, 2034-2050. link

  6. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Taylor JM, Xu Y (2019) Spatial frequency tolerant visual object representations in the human ventral and dorsal visual processing pathways. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 31(1): 49-63. link

  7. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Xu Y (2017) Goal-directed visual processing differentially impacts human ventral and dorsal visual representations. Journal of Neuroscience, 3392-16. link

  8. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Cormiea S, Nakayama K (2017)  Predicting actions from subtle preparatory movements. Cognition, 168: 65–75. link

  9. Tadayon SE, Vaziri-Pashkam M, Kahali P, Ansari M, Abbasian A (2016)  Common Genetic Variant in VIT Is Associated with Human Brain Asymmetry. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 10. link

  10. Naber M, Vaziri-Pashkam M, Nakayama K (2013) Unintended imitation affects success in a competitive game. PNAS, 110(50): 20046-20050.

  11. Garrido L, Vaziri-Pashkam M, Nakayama K, Wilmer J (2013) The consequences of subtracting the mean pattern in fMRI multivariate correlation analyses. Frontiers in neuroscience, 7. link

  12. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Cavanagh P (2011)  Effect of speed overestimation on flash lag effect at low luminance. i-Perception, 2: 1063-1075. link

  13. Holcombe A, Linares D, Vaziri-Pashkam M (2011) Perceiving spatial relations via attentional tracking and shifting. Current Biology, 21(13): 1135-1139.

  14. Afraz A, Vaziri-Pashkam M, Cavanagh P (2010) Spatial heterogeneity in the perception of face and form attributes. Current Biology, 20(23): 2112-6.

  15. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Cavanagh P (2008) Apparent speed increases at low luminance. Journal of Vision, 8(16): 9,1-12. link

  16. No’doust B, Afraz SR, Vaziri-Pashkam M, Esteky H (2006) Attentive Object Tracking Across Vertical Meridian in a Split Brain Patient. Brain Research  1076: 177-86.

  17. Afraz SR, Kiani R, Vaziri-Pashkam M, Esteky H (2004) Motion Induced Overestimation of the Number of Items in a Display. Perception, 33: 915-925.

  18. Rajimehr R, Vaziri-Pashkam M, Afraz SR, Esteky H (2004) Adaptation to apparent motion in crowded condition. Vision Research, 44(9): 925-31.

  19. Afraz SR, Montaser-Kouhsari L, Vaziri-Pashkam M, Moradi F (2003) Interhemispheric visual interaction in a patient with posterior callosectomy. Neuropsychologia, 41(5): 597-604.


Conference Presentations


  1. Mocz V, Vaziri-Pashkam M, Chun M, Xu Y, Transformations of object representations across the human visual processing hierarchy. Society for Neuroscience, Chicaho IL, October 2019.

  2. Xu Y & Vaziri-Pashkam M, Goal-directed processing modulates the 2-pathway characterization of occipitotemporal and posterior parietal visual object representations. Society for Neuroscience, Chicaho IL, October 2019.

  3. Xu Y & Vaziri-Pashkam M, Comparing visual object representational similarity in convolutional neural networks and the human ventral visual regions. Vision Sciences Society, St Pete Beach, FL, USA, May 2019.

  4. McMahon E, Gonzalez R, Nakayama K, Ungerleider L, Vaziri-Pashkam M, Humans and Machine Learning Classifiers Can Predict the Goal of an Action Regardless of Social Motivations of the Actor. Vision Sciences Society, St Pete Beach, FL, USA, May 2019.

  5. Xu Y, Taylor JM, Vaziri-Pashkam M, Probing mixed selectivity with fMRI voxel analysis. Vision Sciences Society, St Pete Beach, FL, USA, May 2018.

  6. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Kim D, Mehr S, Nakayama K, Spelke E, Children can predict actions from subtle preparatory movements, but not as well as adults. Fall Vision Conference, Washington DC., October 2017.

  7. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Xu Y, Spatial frequency tolerant object representations in the ventral and dorsal visual processing pathways. Vision Sciences Society, Naples Fl. USA, May 2017.

  8. Xu Y, Vaziri-Pashkam M, Rediscovering the ventral and dorsal pathways of visual information processing. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego CA. USA, November 2016.

  9. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Cormiea S, Gonzalez R, Subtle preparatory movements reveal future actions. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego CA. USA, November 2016.

  10. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Xu Y, Effect of Attention on Object Responses in Human Parietal and Occipital-temporal Cortices: Similarities and Differences. Vision Sciences Society, Naples Fl. USA, May 2016.

  11. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Cormiea S, Nakayama K, Predicting future actions. Society for the Neural Control of Movement, Montego Bay, Jamaica, April 2016.

  12. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Xu Y, Attentional modulation of object category decoding in human parietal and occipito-temporal regions. Society for Neuroscience, Chicaho IL. USA, October 2015.

  13. Cormiea S, Vaziri-Pashkam M, Nakayama K, Unconscious perception of an opponent's goal. Society for Neuroscience, Chicaho IL. USA, October 2015.

  14. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Xu Y, Object representations in human parietal and occipito-temporal cortices: similarities and differences. Vision Sciences Society, Naples Fl. USA, May 2015.

  15. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Xu Y, Decoding invariant visual object representations in human parietal cortex. Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC. USA, November 2014.

  16. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Xu Y, Decoding visual object representation in human parietal cortex. Vision Sciences Society, Naples Fl. USA, May 2014.

  17. Cormiea S, Vaziri-Pashkam M, Nakayama K, Fast mirroring of an opponent's action in a competitive game. Vision Sciences Society, Naples Fl. USA, May 2014.

  18. Nakayama K, Vaziri-Pashkam M, Naber M, Unconscious mimicry limits success in a competitive visual reaching task. Vision Sciences Society, Naples Fl. USA, May 2013.

  19. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Xu Y, Contribution of human parietal cortex to conceptual categorization. Vision Sciences Society, Naples Fl. USA, May 2013.

  20. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Bettencourt P, Xu Y, Contribution of human parietal cortex to object categorization under uncertainty. Society for Neuroscience, NewOrleans, US, October 2012.

  21. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Bettencourt P, Xu Y, Object representation in parietal cortex under uncertainty. Vision Sciences Society, Naples Fl. USA, May 2012.

  22. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Cavanagh P, Saccade to moving targets is not influenced by speed overestimation at low luminance. Vision Sciences Society, Naples Fl. USA, May 2011.

  23. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Cavanagh P, Effect of speed overestimation on flash lag effect at low luminance. Society for Neuroscience, SanDiego, US, November 2010.

  24. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Cavanagh P, Effect of speed overestimation on manual hitting at low luminance. Vision Sciences Society, Naples Fl. USA, May 2010.

  25. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Hunt A, Cavanagh P, Spatiotopic priming in visual search. Vision Sciences Society, Naples Fl. USA, May 2009.

  26. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Cavanagh P, Blur increases perceived speed. Vision Sciences Society, Naples Fl. USA, May 2008.

  27. Zadbood A, Basseda Z, Vaziri-Pashkam M, Faces of each gender are coded in reference to gender matched prototypes: evidence from masking. European Conference on Visual Perception, Utrecht, the Netherlands, August 2008.

  28. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Cavanagh P, Effect of motion smear on perceived speed at low luminance. Vision Sciences Society, Sarasota Fl. USA, May 2007.

  29. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Shim W, Jiang Y, Human motion area MT is not spatiotopic. Society for Neuroscience, SanDiego, US, November 2007.

  30. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Cavanagh P, Speed increases at low luminance. Vision Sciences Society, Sarasota, Fl, USA, May 2006.

  31. Vaziri-Pashkam M, Kiani R, Afraz SR, Motion Induced Overestimation of the Number of Items in a Display. 27th European Conference on Visual Perception, Budapest, Hungary, August 2004.

  32. Rajimehr R, Vaziri-Pashkam M, Afraz SR, Esteky H, Adaptation to apparent motion in the crowding condition. Forum of European Neurosciences, Paris, France, July, 2002.

  33. Esteky H, Afraz SR, Montaser-Kouhsari L, Vaziri-Pashkam M, Visual Interhemispheric Interactions In a Partial Split Brain Patient Without Splenium. Society for Neuroscience, SanDiego, US, November 2001.

  34. Montaser Kouhsari L, Vaziri-Pashkam M, Afraz SR, Crowding effect in a split-brain patient: A new blind sight experiment. European Conference on Visual Perception, Kusadasi, Turkey, August 2001.


Honors and awards


  1. 2011 Viberlib prize for best demonstration at the Demo night of the Vision Sciences Society.

  2. 2010 Harvard University dissertation completion fellowship.

  3. 2006 Harvard University tuition and fellowship award.


Reviewer for


  1. PNAS, Cerebral Cortex, Neuroscience, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Journal of Vision, Vision Research, Journal of Experimental Psychology: HPP, Journal of Comparative Psychology, Attention Perception and Psychophysics, and Computational Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) conference.