Zaidel Lab Research
The lab approaches cognitive neuroscience from the vantage point of hemispheric specialization and interhemispheric interaction in humans. The two hemispheres serve as a model system for modularity and intermodular communication in the mind/brain.
We use a convergent approach, combining anatomy (cortical asymmetries, the structure of the corpus callosum), physiology (PET, fMRI, EEG, ERP, TMS) and behavior (hemifield tachistoscopy, dichotic listening).
We study normal subjects, neurological/neurosurgical cases (e.g., split brain and hemispheric damage), and congenital clinical populations (e.g., dyslexia, ADHD, schizophrenia).
Domains that are actively pursued currently include sensory-motor integration; lateralized mirror neurons; mental representation of the number line; attention; neglect; hemispheric word recognition in English and Hebrew and its EEG, fMRI and TMS correlates; the laterality of personal, geographical and brand names; error monitoring; self recognition; the Bilateral Distribution Advantage, and neurofeedback. Applications to alexithymia, dyslexia, ADHD, and schizophrenia are in progress.
- Behavioral Research