Post Doctoral Fellow
Research Area: Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience
I investigate how the brain monitors the outcome of our actions/decisions and uses this to improve our subsequent actions and decisions
1) Herrera B, Sajad A, Woodman GP, Schall JD, Riera JJ. A minimal biophysical model of neocortical pyramidal cells: Implications for frontal cortex microcircuitry and field potential generation. Journal of Neuroscience. (Under Review).
2) Bharmauria V, Sajad A, Li J, Yan X, Wang H, Crawford JD. (2020). Integration of eye-centered and landmark-centered codes in frontal eye field gaze responses. Cerebral Cortex.
- 3) Sadeh M*, Sajad A*, Wang H, Yan X, Crawford JD. (2020). Timing determines tuning: a rapid spatial transformation in superior colliculus neurons during reactive gaze shifts. eNeuro; **Equal Contribution
- 4) Sajad A, Godlove DC, Schall JD. (2019). Cortical microcircuitry of performance monitoring. Nature Neuroscience
- 5) Sadeh M, Sajad A, Yan X, Wang H, Crawford JD. (2018). The influence of a memory delay on spatial coding in the superior colliculus: is visual always visual and motor always motor? Frontiers in Neural Circuits
- 6) Sajad A, Godlove DC, & Schall JD. (2017). Microcircuitry of Performance Monitoring. bioRxiv, 187989.
- 7) Li J, Sajad A, Marino R, Yan X, Sun S, Wang H, & Crawford JD. (2017). Effect of allocentric landmarks on primate gaze behavior in a cue conflict task. Journal of vision, 17(5), 1-18.
- 8) Sajad A, Sadeh M, Yan X, Wang H, & Crawford JD. (2016). Transition from target to gaze coding in primate frontal eye field during memory delay and memory–motor transformation. eNeuro, 3(2), 1-20.
- 9) Sadeh M, Sajad A, Wang H, Yan X, & Crawford JD. (2015). Spatial transformations between superior colliculus visual and motor response fields during head‐unrestrained gaze shifts. European Journal of Neuroscience, 42(11), 2934-2951.
- 10) Sajad A, Sadeh M, Keith GP, Yan X, Wang H, & Crawford JD. (2015). Visual–motor transformations within frontal eye fields during head-unrestrained gaze shifts in the monkey. Cerebral Cortex, 25(10), 3932-3952.
- 11) Wu K, Sajad A, Omar S & MacKay WA. (2009). The effect of high frequency radio waves on human brain activity: an EEG study. University of Toronto Journal of Undergraduate Life Sciences, 3(1), 50-52.
Featured Research in EurekAlert: ‘Team finds how error and reward signals are organized within the cerebral cortex’. (https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/vu-tfh010919.php). Jan 14, 2019
Radio Interview with CBC news (Marc Montgomery) – Radio Canada International. “Memory and motion, why we sometimes knock over the glass” (http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2016/04/21/57880/). 2016
Featured Research in York University News, YFile daily news: ‘Research out of York U creates new model for errors in visual response’. (http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2016/04/19/research-out-of-york-u-creates-new-model-for-errors-in-visual-response/). 2016
- Fellowship Award, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), 2019-2021
- PhD with distinction, 2016
- Provost dissertation award, 2015-2016
- Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology, 2013-2014
- Travel award, Gordon Research Conference for Eye Movements, 2013
- Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), 2011-2013