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Prof. Zohar Eviatar

Prof. Zohar Eviatar

Head, Unit for the Study of Reading in Arabic, Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities

Current Status
Associate Professor, Department Psychology

Research Interests
Cognitive Neuropsychology, Psycholinguistics, Hemispheric Specialization and Integration

Current Projects
  • Hemispheric Involvement in Reading in Arabic
  • Hemispheric involvement in ambiguity resolution in first and second languages – within and cross language tests.

Year Degree and Name of the Institution
1981-1983 BA (Summa Cum Laude) Psychology, University of Minnesota.
1983-1985 MA Psychology, UCLA 1983-85
1985-1990 PhD Psychology, UCLA 1985-1990

  • Jerusalem Post 09/01/2010: Arab children find Hebrew, English easiest to read
  • BBC News 10 September 2010: Reading Arabic ‘hard for brain’
  • The Washington Post May 10, 2010: The Answer Sheet VALERIE STRAUSS
  • ScienceDaily (Feb. 17, 2010): Teaching a Foreign Language? Best Teach in the Accent of the Listener