Biography

Eran Zaidel is Professor Emeritus of Behavioral Neuroscience and of Cognition in the Department of Psychology at UCLA, and a member of UCLA’s Brain Research Institute. Born in Israel, his research interests include: hemispheric specialization, inter-hemispheric interactions; right-hemisphere language; error monitoring; and the human corpus callosum.

Zaidel earned his AB in Mathematics from Columbia College, and an MS and PhD in Information (Computer) Science from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

He is the head of the Zaidel Lab at UCLA, which focuses on hemispheric specialization and inter-hemispheric interaction in the mind/brain. Research at the Zaidel Lab includes both normal participants and participants with acquired (hemispheric lesions, split-brain, etc.) and developmental (ADHD, dyslexia, and schizophrenia) deficits, and studies hemispheric relations in a variety of domains, including attention, perception, problem solving, error-monitoring, emotions and social cognition. Recent projects include hemispheric relations in attention and emotions (impulsivity, depression, and anxiety) and modulation of brain activity using EEG-Biofeedback.