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Nitzan Shahar

Nitzan Shahar

nitzan [dot] shahar [at] ucl [dot] ac [dot] uk
Honorary Fellow


  • PhD in Neuro-clinical Science, 2016, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
  • Licensed clinical psychologist. Worked in the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Department, Soroka Medical Centre, Israel (until 2016)



  • Developing computational models to explore the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity.
  • Testing treatments and developing new classifications and objective measurements for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.


Selected publications

  • Shahar, N., Teodorescu, A. R., Karmon-Presser, A., Anholt, G. E., & Meiran, N. (2016). Memory for action rules and reaction-time variability in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity disorder. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.
  • Shahar, N., Teodorescu, A. R., Usher, M., Pereg, M., & Meiran, N. (2014). Selective influence of working memory load on exceptionally slow reaction times. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143(5), 1837–1860.