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Jay Edelman

Jay Edelman

Associate Professor

J526, Marshak Science Building
Convent Ave. at 138th St.

New York , NY 10031
Office Phone: (212) 650-8461


  1. Ph.D., Bioengineering, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco, 1993
  2. A.B., Neurobiology, UC Berkeley, 1987


Courses Regularly Taught
Biology 20700 -- Organismic Biology
Biology 36400 -- Introduction to Neuroscience
Biology 45100 -- Movement and Motor Control

Research Interests
My research focuses on human sensorimotor systems. I use behavioral, psychophysical, and neurophysiological techniques to study how the human brain integrates volition, vision, and memory to generate movements of the eyes. Current projects focus on how spatial memory increases the accuracy of eye movements in complex visual scenes, how cognition alters extremely rapid visuomotor reflexes, and EEG investigation of human saccadic eye movement programming.



Kelly S.P., Foxe J.J., Newman G., and Edelman, J.A. (2010) Prepare for conflict: EEG correlates of the anticipation of target competition during overt and covert shifts of visual attention. Eur. J. of Neuroscience 31(9): 1690-1700

Bibi R., Edelman, J.A. (2009) The effect of motor training on human express saccade production. J. of Neurophysiology 102: 3101-10
Edelman, J.A. and K.Z. Xu (2009) Disruption of voluntary saccade commands by abruptly appearing visual stimuli. J. of Neurophysiology 101:1222-1234.
Phillips M.H., Edelman J.A. (2008) The dependence of visual scanning performance on search direction and difficulty. Vision Research 48:2184-92
Phillips M.H., Edelman J.A. (2008) The dependence of visual scanning performance on saccade, fixation, and perceptual metrics. Vision Research 48:926-936.
Barton JJS, Radcliffe N, Cherkasova MV, Edelman J.A. (2007) Scan patterns during the processing of facial identity in prosopagnosia. Exp Brain Res Vol. 181: 199-211 

Edelman J.A., Kristjansson A., Nakayama K. (2007) The influence of object-relative visuomotor set on express saccades. J. of Vision Vol. 7(6):12, 1:13 

Manoach D.S., Thakkar K.N., Cain M.S., Polli F.E., Edelman J.A., Barton, J.J.S.  (2007) Neural activity is modulated by trial history: An fMRI study of the effects of a prior antisaccade. J. Neuroscience Vol. 27: 1791-8 

Edelman J.A., Valenzuela N., Barton J.J.S.  (2006) Antisaccade velocity, but not latency, results from a lack of saccade visual guidance. Vision Research Vol. 46: 1411-21 

Barton J.J.S, Radcliffe N, Cherkasova M.V, Edelman J.A., Intriligator JM. (2006) Information processing during face recognition: the effects of familiarity, inversion and morphing on scanning fixations. Perception Vol. 35: 1089-1105 

Barton J.J.S., Greenzang C., Hefter R., Edelman J., Manoach D.S. (2006)  Switching, plasticity and prediction in a saccadic task-switch paradigm. Exp Brain Res Vol. 168:76-87 

Edelman J.A. and Goldberg, M.E. (2003) Saccade-related activity in the primate superior colliculus depends on the presence of local landmarks at the saccade endpoint. J. of Neurophysiology Vol. 90:1728-36. 

Edelman, J.A. and Goldberg, M.E. (2002) Effect of short-term saccade adaptation on saccades elicited by electrical stimulation in the intermediate layers of superior colliculus. . J. of Neurophysiology, Vol. 87:1915-23. 

Edelman, J.A. and Goldberg, M.E. (2001) Dependence of saccade-related discharge in superior colliculus on visual target presence. J. of Neurophysiology, Vol. 86, 676-691. 

Edelman, J.A., Gottlieb, J., and Goldberg, M.E. (1999) Spatial programming and the representation of salience. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 24, 682-3. 

Edelman, J.A. and Keller, E.L. (1998) Dependency of motor-related activity on target configuration in the primate superior colliculus. J. of Neurophysiology., Vol. 80, 1407-1426. 

Edelman, J.A. and Keller, E.L. (1996) Activity of visuomotor burst neurons in the superior colliculus accompanying express saccades. J. of Neurophysiology, Vol. 76, 908-926. 

Arai, K., Keller, E.L., and Edelman, J.A. (1994) Two-dimensional neural network modelof the primate saccade system. Neural Networks, Vol. 7, 1115-1136. 

Keller, E.L. and Edelman, J.A. (1994) Use of interrupted saccade paradigm to study spatial and temporal dynamics of saccadic burst cells in superior colliculus in monkey. J.of Neurophysiology, Vol. 72, 2754-2770. 

Keller, E.L., Edelman, J.A., and Arai K. (1994) Dynamic collicular models for interrupted saccades. In: Contemporary Ocular Motor and Vestibular Research: A Tribute to David A. Robinson, edited by A.F. Fuchs, T. Brandt, U. B├╝ttner, and D. Zee. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, 1994, p. 90-97