Jamie A. Mazer, PhD

Associate Professor of Neuroscience and of Psychology

Departments & Organizations

Neuroscience: Swartz Program in Theoretical Neurobiology

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Office of Student Research


Dr. Mazer received his doctorate in Biology at the California Institute of Technology where he studied the neural substrates of sound localization in barn owls with Dr. Mazakazu Konishi. He did post-graduate work first at MIT in Dr. Peter Schiller's laboratory in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, where he studied early visual processing in primary visual cortex and subsequently with Dr. Jack Gallant at UC Berkeley, where he used free-viewing visual search to study top-down attentional control of visual selectivity in extrastriate area V4. He joined the department of Neurobiology in 2004, where his lab studies early visual processing of complex visual stimuli and interactions between top-down visual attention and oculomotor behavior.

Education & Training

PhD California Institute of Technology (1995)
BA Yale University (1987)
Research Associate UC Berkeley
Postdoctoral Fellowship MIT

Professional Service

  • Yale Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) (2005)

  • Nature, Nature Neuroscience, J. Neurophysiology, J. Neuroscience, Neuron

  • NSF/CRCNS External Reviewer

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Contact Info

Jamie A. Mazer, PhD
Mailing Address
Department of NeurobiologyPO Box 208001
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8001

Mazer Lab Homepage

Research Image 1

Comparison of mearured and predicted features in photographs that that activate individual neurons in extrastriate visual cortex (Touryan & Mazer, 2015).