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Roi Cohen Kadosh

Cognitive Neuroscientist

Roi Cohen Kadosh is a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on the neurocognitive mechanisms of numerical understanding and mathematics in people with all ability levels. Kadosh was the first to observe that combining numerical training with transcranial electrical stimulation (tES), a non-invasive, painless, portable, and relatively cheap technique, can enhance numerical learning and mathematical abilities in adults with long-lasting effect. Since then he has repeatedly drawn both scientific and public attention to the ethical implications of using tES for cognitive enhancement in healthy adults, the elderly, and children with learning disabilities, and has discussed the possible advantages and pitfalls of cognitive enhancement using tES. For his pioneer work, Kadosh received prestigious awards including the Society for Neuroscience Career Development Award, the Paul Bertelson Award, and the Spearman Medal.