Dr Ali Mazaheri

Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab

Recent publications  (click to download)

Van Diepen, R. M., Foxe, J. J., & Mazaheri, A. (2019). The functional role of alpha-band activity in attentional processing: the current zeitgeist and future outlook. Current Opinion in Psychology, 29, 229-238. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2019.03.015

Furman, A. J. et al (2018). Cerebral peak alpha frequency predicts individual differences in pain sensitivity. Neuroimage, 167, 203-210. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.11.042

Mazaheri, A., Segaert, K., Olichney, J., Yang, J.-C., Niu, Y.-Q., Shapiro, K., & Bowman, H. (2018). EEG oscillations during word processing predict MCI conversion to Alzheimer's disease. NeuroImage: Clinical, 17, 188-197. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nicl.2017.10.009

Bangel, K. A., van Buschbach, S., Smit, D. J. A., Mazaheri, A*., & Olff, M. (2017). Aberrant brain response after auditory deviance in PTSD compared to trauma controls: An EEG study. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 16596. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-16669-8  *senior author

Preprints  (click to download)

Balter, L. J., Bosch, J. A., Aldred, S., Drayson, M. T., van Zanten, J. J. V., Higgs, S., Raymond, J. &Mazaheri, A. (2019). Unique Neurophysiological Vulnerability of Visual Attention Networks to Acute Inflammation. bioRxiv, 599159. doi:10.1101/599159

Furman, A. J., Prokhorenko, M., Keaser, M. L., Zhang, J., Mazaheri, A., & Seminowicz, D. A. (2019). Sensorimotor peak alpha frequency is a reliable biomarker of pain sensitivity. bioRxiv, 613299. doi:10.1101/613299

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I am a Senior Lecturer at the School of Psychology, University of Birmingham and a  Principal  Investigator at the Center for  Human Brain Health.

The aim of my research is to investigate what insight electrophysiological activity measured at the scalp using  EEG and MEG, can provide on how the brain processes information from the outside world. I am also interested in why certain individuals are more vulnerable than others to developing neurodegenerative disorders.