Asaf Gilboa KITE

Dr. Asaf Gilboa received his M.A. degree in Clinical Neuropsychology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem where he studied the neurocognitive effects of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). He received his Ph.D. in Psychology and Neuroscience from the University of Toronto, where he studied the cognitive neuroscience of remote memory, focusing in hippocampal function and structure using neuroimaging and patient methodologies. He then pursued postdoctoral studies at the Rotman Research Institute in Toronto focusing on prefrontal contributions to memory monitoring and control using electrophysiology combined with lesion analyses. Dr. Gilboa was a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at Haifa University in Israel where he also served as co-director of the Clinical Neuropsychology program. He is currently a Scientist at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest, with cross-appointments in Psychology at the University of Toronto and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. He investigates neurological and neuropsychiatric aspects of memory disorders. His research focuses on memory disorders such as amnesia, dementia and confabulation, employing various methodologies (lesion analysis, fMRI, Pupilometry, ERP and MEG) to investigate of the mechanisms underlying these disorders. He is also interested in learning-related cortical and hippocampal neuroplasticity, investigating the conditions that promote learning within different neural systems. Dr. Gilboa has authored or co-authored over 50 journal articles and 6 book chapters and has won several awards including the Dusty and Ettie Miller Fellowship for Outstanding Scholars and the Donald T. Stuss Award for Research Excellence. He is on the editorial board of the journal Cortex and has co-edited 3 special issues in leading neuropsychology journals. 

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  • Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences
  • Department of Psychology, University of Toronto
  • Memory disorders
  • Cortical plasticity
  • Hippocampus
  • Ventromedial prefrontal cortex