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Vance Zemon, Ph.D.


What We Do

Vance Zemon, Ph.D. is a full-time professor at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University. This is the official webpage for Dr. Zemon's Systems Neuroscience Laboratory.  Members in our lab are Ph.D. candidates in the Clinical Psychology (Health Emphasis) Program. Our laboratory has ongoing research collaborations with scientists in the Program in Cognitive Neuroscience and Schizophrenia at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI), the Psychology Department at Hunter College, City University of New York, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, and at the Seaver Autism Center at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.


Our research group is focused on electrophysiological and behavioral studies of the human brain and its relations to perceptual/cognitive processes in both healthy and diseased states. This work has included the developing nervous system in infants and children as well as mature brain function in adults.  One primary subfield of specialization is visual neuroscience in which investigations have been conducted by recording evoked brain potentials (visual evoked potential, VEP) and psychophysical responses. Distinct neural mechanisms and pathways have been characterized through the application of systems analysis techniques, and neural dysfunction has been identified in disorders as varied as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorder, and glaucoma. Biophysical models have been posited to explain the empirical results. Future studies are planned to explore the neural deficits associated with concussions / traumatic brain injuries.

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