Roi Cohen Kadosh
- I received PhD in Neuropsychology (summa cum laude, direct track) under the supervision of A. Henik from the Ben-Gurion University in 2007.
- I practiced as a clinical neuropsychologist at Beit Lowenstein Rehabilitation Center.
- I completed the European Diploma in Cognitive and Brain Sciences (2003-4).
- I received the funding from The International Brain Research Organization, and the European Union (Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship) to complete my postdoctoral training at University College London with V. Walsh.
- I joined Oxford as a Wellcome Trust Fellow in 2009 where I established the Cognition, Learning & Plasticity Group.
Roi Cohen Kadosh
BA PhD (Distinction)
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
Understanding and modulating cognitive functions and neural mechanisms in the human brain
Awards, Prizes, and Honours
I have received 60 awards, grants, and honours. Below is a selected list.
2020 Oxford University Innovation (OUI) Entrepreneurs Fellowship
2019 Professorial Merit Award, University of Oxford
2016 Early Career Award, The International Mind, Brain and Education Society
2015 Professorial Distinction Award, University of Oxford
2015 Senior Research Fellow in Psychology, Jesus College, University of Oxford
2014 Scholar Award, The James S McDonnell Foundation
2014 Hugh Price Fellow in Psychology, Jesus College, University of Oxford
2014 Spearman Medal, The British Psychological Society
2013 Paul Bertelson Award, The European Society for Cognitive Psychology.
2012 University Research Lecturer, University of Oxford
2011 JRF in Experimental Psychology, Jesus College, University of Oxford
2010 Career Development Award, The Society for Neuroscience
2009 Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellowship, The Wellcome Trust
My research focuses on the psychological and biological factors that shape learning and cognition, with the aim to develop effective intervention protocols for cognitive enhancement in clinical and non-clinical populations.
I have worked extensively on understanding the neurocognitive bases of mathematical abilities in a range of populations including children and adults, participants with atypical development, and human expertise (e.g., mathematicians). Since 2014, my group and I have expanded our research to related cognitive domains, such as executive functions and sustained attention.
Depending on the research question, the techniques I use can vary from cognitive assessment, mental chronometry, and modelling of human behaviour to neuroimaging methods that allow me to examine neurochemicals, brain structures and functions. Importantly, I have been pioneering the use of brain stimulation to manipulate neuronal activity and to modulate neuroplasticity during cognitive training to improve learning and cognition.
My work so far has received considerable international recognition, as indicated by prestigious awards, prizes, and honours (see above). I am currently working with engineers, neurophysiologists, clinicians, and neuroethicists on successfully translating our multidisciplinary research approach into effective intervention protocols to improve learning and cognition in typical and atypical populations.
Long-term enhancement of brain function and cognition using cognitive training and brain stimulation.
Snowball A. et al, (2013), Curr Biol, 23, 987 - 992
Numerical representation in the parietal lobes: abstract or not abstract?
Cohen Kadosh R. and Walsh V., (2009), Behav Brain Sci, 32, 313 - 328
Suboptimal engagement of high-level cortical regions predicts random noise-related gains in sustained attention
Harty S. and COHEN KADOSH R., Psychological Science
The neuroethics of non-invasive brain stimulation.
Cohen Kadosh R. et al, (2012), Curr Biol, 22, R108 - R111
The roles of cortical oscillations in sustained attention
Clayton MS. et al, (2015), Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19, 188 - 195
The impact of a lack of mathematical education on brain development and future attainment
ZACHAROPOULOS G. et al, (2020), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) combined with cognitive training in adolescent boys with ADHD: a double-blind, randomised, sham-controlled trial.
Westwood SJ. et al, (2021), Psychol Med, 1 - 16
Predicting learning and achievement using GABA and glutamate concentrations in human development
ZACHAROPOULOS G. et al, (2021), PLoS Biology
When randomisation is not good enough: Matching groups in intervention studies
Sella F. et al, (2021), Psychonomic Bulletin and Review
The relation between parietal GABA concentration and numerical skills
ZACHAROPOULOS G. et al, (2021), Scientific Reports
Primitive visual channels have a causal role in cognitive transfer.
Saban W. et al, (2021), Sci Rep, 11