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Nira Mashal is professor at the School of Education at Bar-Ilan University and a member in the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. She received her PhD in Brain science from Bar-Ilan University in 2006. Prof. Mashal is a guest associate editor at Frontiers in Pychology. She is the head of the Brain and Language lab. at the School of Education. Her areas of interest include: The neural bases of non-literal language comprehension; Semantic processing at the word, sentence and text level; Using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to enhance language and cognitive performances in aphasia and schizophrenia; The neural correlates of figurative language processing in schizophrenia; Developing cognitive intervention programs to enhance figurative language comprehension in special populations including individuals with autism, schizophrenia, and intellectual disability; Language processing and brain asymmetry in the aging brain; Cognition and emotion: brain processing of positive and negative linguistic stimuli.

Research interests

Nira Mashal is professor at the School of Education at Bar-Ilan University and a member in the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. She received her PhD in Brain science from Bar-Ilan University in 2006. Prof. Mashal is a guest associate editor at Frontiers in Pychology. She is the head of the Brain and Language lab. at the School of Education. Her areas of interest include: The neural bases of non-literal language comprehension; Semantic processing at the word, sentence and text level; Using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to enhance language and cognitive performances in aphasia and schizophrenia; The neural correlates of figurative language processing in schizophrenia; Developing cognitive intervention programs to enhance figurative language comprehension in special populations including individuals with autism, schizophrenia, and intellectual disability; Language processing and brain asymmetry in the aging brain; Cognition and emotion: brain processing of positive and negative linguistic stimuli.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Bar-Ilan University

Feb 2002Jan 2006

Award Date: 1 Jan 2006

Master

Oct 1996Oct 1998

Award Date: 1 Oct 1998

Bachelor

Oct 1987Jul 1991

Award Date: 1 Jul 1991

Bar-Ilan University

Feb 2002Jan 2006

Oct 1996Oct 1998

Bachelor

Oct 1987Jul 1991

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