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Amirsaman Sajad

Research Assistant Professor

Representative Publications

  • Herrera B, Sajad A, Errington SP, Schall JD, Riera JJ. Cortical origin of theta error signals. Cerebral Cortex (accepted).
  • Fu Z, Sajad A, Errington SP, Schall JD, Rutishauser U. (in press). Neurophysiological mechanisms of error monitoring in human and non-human primates. Nature Reviews Neuroscience.



Featured Research in EurekAlert: ‘Team finds how error and reward signals are organized within the cerebral cortex’. ( Jan 14, 2019

Radio Interview with CBC news (Marc Montgomery) – Radio Canada International. “Memory and motion, why we sometimes knock over the glass” ( 2016

Featured Research in York University News, YFile daily news: ‘Research out of York U creates new model for errors in visual response’. (  2016



  • Bob Fox Award of Excellence in Post-Doctoral Research, Vanderbilt Department of Psychology. 2020.
  • 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