• Wiese, E., Abubshait, A., Azarian, B., & Blumberg, E. (2019) Brain stimulation to left prefrontal cortex modulates attentional orienting to gaze cues. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.
  • Azarian, B., Buzzell, G. A., Esser, E. G., Dornstauder, A., & Peterson, M. S. (2017). Averted body postures facilitate orienting of the eyes. Acta Psychologica, 175, 28-32.
  • Feng, C., Azarian, B., Ma, Y., Feng, X., Wang, L., Luo, Y. J., & Krueger, F. (2017). Mortality salience reduces the discrimination between in‐group and out‐group interactions: A functional MRI investigation using multi‐voxel pattern analysis. Human Brain Mapping, 38(3), 1281-1298.
  • Azarian, B., Esser, E. G., & Peterson, M. S. (2016). Evidence from the eyes: Threatening postures hold attention. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23(3), 764-770.
  • Azarian, B., Esser, E. G., & Peterson, M. S. (2016). Watch out! Directional threat-related postures cue attention and the eyes. Cognition and Emotion, 30(3), 561-569.
  • Azarian B. (2014, March) Consciousness as an irreducible emergent property. Invited talk, The Foundations of Consciousness Guild meeting at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study; Fairfax, VA.
  • Azarian, B., Esser, E., Green, T., & Peterson, M. (2013, November). The eyes don’t lie: Fearful averted postures cue attention. Poster session presented at the Society for Neuroscience Conference; San Diego, CA.
  • Azarian, B., Peterson, M., & Green, T. (2012, November). Where’s the threat? Angry postures reflexively cue anxious anxious individuals. Poster session presented at the Society For Neuroscience Conference; New Orleans, LA.


  • Ph.D., Neuroscience, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • B. S., Biology (magna cum laude), Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA


  • 2013: Cognitive Psychology (PSYC 317), George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.