Behrad Noudoost, PhD

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  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Neurobiology & Anatomy - Adjunct Associate Professor, Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Associate Professor

Email: behrad.noudoost@utah.edu

Academic Bio

Dr. Noudoost received his MD in 2002 from Isfahan University in Iran and then received his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from the Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences in Tehran, Iran. During his PhD, he studied the neural basis of object recognition with Dr. Hossein Esteky. Dr. Noudoost conducted his postdoctoral research on neural mechanisms of top-down control of cognitive functions with Dr. Tirin Moore at Stanford University. In 2013, he joined the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience at Montana State University as an Assistant Professor. He joined the Moran Eye Center as an Associate Professor starting August 2017. Dr. Noudoost's research aims at understanding the neural mechanisms and neuropharmacological basis of visual attention.

Selective attention and working memory play a profound role in many of the tasks of everyday life; from driving a car, to reading, to holding a conversation in a crowded room, these cognitive abilities are an integral part of all our goal-oriented interactions with the world around us. The ultimate goal of our research is an understanding of the neural basis of selective attention and working memory. In particular, we will study the role of prefrontal control of visual cortical signals in these cognitive processes. This work involves electrophysiological recording, electrical stimulation, and pharmacological manipulation of neural activity in awake, behaving animals trained to perform tasks involving covert attention, spatial, and object working memory.

Education History

Type School Degree
Postdoctoral Fellowship Stanford University School of Medicine
Neurobiology of Visual Attention
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences
Cognitive Neuroscience
Ph.D.
Professional Medical Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
Medicine
M.D.

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Education History

Type School Degree Country
Doctoral Training Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences
Cognitive Neuroscience
Ph.D. Iran
Professional Medical Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
Medicine
M.D. Iran