Shira Cohen-Zimerman, PhD

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About Me

Dr. Shira Cohen-Zimerman completed her PhD at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. She is interested in studying different neurological disorders and their effects on social and cognitive abilities. In her research she uses different neuropsychological tools with survivors of traumatic brain injury and stroke, as well as Huntington’s disease patients and healthy controls.

Dr. Cohen-Zimerman holds an Israeli license to practice rehabilitational psychology and her long-term goal is to identify evidence-based interventions to maintain and improve cognitive functioning for patients with neurological and mental disorders.

Location

355 E. Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training

    Education

    Credential

    2015
    PhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem,Israel
    2010
    MA, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
    2004
    B.SC., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
    LICENSES

    Credential

    2017
    Licensed Rehabilitational Psychologist, Israel
    FELLOWSHIP

    Credential

    2008 - 2009
    Visiting Graduate Student Baycrest Center, Toronto, Canada

Recent Publications

Age differences in visual statistical learning.
Campbell KL, Zimerman S, Healey MK, Lee MM, Hasher L
doi: 10.1037/a0026780
Implicit motivation improves executive functions of older adults.
Cohen-Zimerman S, Hassin RR
doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2018.06.007

Honors & Awards

  • Israel association of university women award
    2012
  • The Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute award
    2011
  • The Eric and Fuga Neuberger award
    2011
  • Hoffman Leadership and Responsibility Fellowship
    2009 - 2012
  • Graduate program fellowship, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    2005 - 2008

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation

Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

We focus on executive function and social cognition, their representations in the human brain, and ways to improve these functions in patients with brain damage.

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