Brain stimulation for object recognition research - NSCI 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Reza Farivar-Mohseni

Supervisor's Email: reza.farivar [at]

Supervisor's Phone: 5142854950

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Supervisor's department: Ophthalmology & Integrated Program in Neuroscience

Course number: NSCI 396 (Neuroscience)

Term: Fall 2014-2015

Project start date: Sept. 2, 2014

Project end date: Dec. 4, 2014

Project title: Brain stimulation for object recognition research

Project description (50-100 words suggested): This project aims to understand how 3-D information is processed in the brain to empower object recognition. The study will utilize transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to selectively stimulate different parts of the brain while studying the effect of this stimulation on object recognition performance for objects defined by pure 3-D cues. The student will learn methods related to brain stimulation, visual psychophysics, and statistical analysis in the context of learning to carry out a research project.

Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.

Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): Progress: 25%; Final report: 75%.

Project status: This project is open to applicant.

How students can apply / Next steps: Contact supervisor directly: reza.farivar [at]

Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves: Human subjects.