Farshad Moradi

139-74 Computation and Neural Systems
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone: (626) 395 2873


2002 - Present
California Institue of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Ph.D. student
1992 - 2000
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Professional Experience

2001 - 2002, Dept. Cognitive Sciences and Epistemology, School of Intelligent Systems, Tehran, Iran
Visual Psychophysics, Biological Neural Networks
Biological Neuronal Modeling (with Dr. Abdol Hossein Abbasian, Fall 2001)
Introduction to Computational and Cognitive Neurosciences (summer-fall 2001)
2000 - 2001, Lab for Human Brain Dynamics, RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Wako-shi, Japan
Comparison of MEG and fMRI localization of brain activations to visual stimuli (joint project with Lab Cognitive Brain Mapping).
1998 - 2000, School of Intelligent Systems, Tehran, Iran
Research Assosciate
Effect of thalamic ventro-caudal nucleus stimulation on cognitive somatosensory tasks on patients undergoing stereotactic thalamotomy for Parkinsonís disease
Psychophysics of human stereovision

Research Interests

  • Visual Psychophysics
  • Sensory and Multimodal Integration
  • Cognitive Brain Mapping (fMRI, EEG, MEG)
  • Computer Vision
  • Biological Neural Networks
  • Biophysics
  • Information Coding


Moradi F, Liu LC, Cheng K, Waggoner RA, Tanaka K, Ioannides AA. Consistent and precise localization of brain activity in human primary visual cortex by MEG and fMRI. Neuroimage 2003 Mar;18(3):595-609.

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

Abbassian AH, Shahzadi S, Afraz SR, Fazl A, Moradi F. Tactile discrimination task not disturbed by thalamic stimulation. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2001;76(1):19-28.

Moradi F A Psychophysical Approach to the Mechanism of Human Stereovision. International Work-conference on Artificial and Natural Neural Networks (IWANN'99). Alicante, Spain Jun 1999.

Conference Abstracts, Technical Reports

Montaser-Kouhsari, L., Moradi, F., Zand-Vakili, A., Esteki, H. Orientation-selective adaptation in motion-induced blindness. Perception 31: 42-43 Suppl. S, 2002.

Moradi, F., Liu, L. C., Cheng, K., Waggoner, R. A., Tanaka, K. and Ioannides, A. A. Consistent and precise localization of brain activity in human primary visual cortex by MEG and fMRI. SFN Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA. September 2001.

Moradi, F. Phase information and Edge operators for Stereo-correlation. International Conference on Signal and Image Processing (SIP'99) 1999.

Moradi, F., Zali, B. Visual Synchrony and Stereovision. European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP99), abstract no. B086. 1999.

Nilipour, R., Jarema, G., Kehayia, E., Moradi, F. The role of headedness in the processing of compounds: Evidence from Persian. The 2nd International Conference on the Mental Lexicon. Montreal, Canada. Oct 2000.

Fazl, A., Moradi, F., Hemispheral asymmetry for orientation and shape. TENNET VIII. 1997 (Brain and Cognition 37:1, June 1998).

Afraz, S. R., Fazl, A., Moradi, F., Shahzadi, S., Abbasian, A. The effect of Ventro-Codal Stimulation on Simple Somatosensory Tasks IS-99-20 A4E4, School of Intelligent Systems, 1999.


Programming languages and Computer Packages: C++, Pascal, Prolog, Lisp, various Assembly languages. NEURON, Matlab, IDL, Delphi, Mathematica, Statistica

Operating Systems: UNIX (Solaris, Linux), Windows, Mac OS

Programming experiences: Multimedia, Computer-synthesized Music, Visual and Auditory Psychophysics (Matlab Psychophysics Toolbox, OpenGL, DMDX), Signal and Image Processing.

Laboratory skills: General animal surgery, Histological staining, EEG/ERP, MEG, fMRI, Psychophysics, Deep electrode stimulation and recording.