Elkhonon Goldberg, PhD, is an author, scientist, educator, and clinician, internationally renowned for his clinical work, research, writings, and teaching in neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. He is a Diplomate of The American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology and Director of Luria Neuroscience Institute. A student and close associate of the great neuropsychologist Alexander Luria, Elkhonon Goldberg has continued and advanced his scientific and clinical tradition.
Industry Expertise (4)
Training and Development
Areas of Expertise (3)
Adult, Forensic, Pediatric and Geriatric Neuropsychology
(1987) Conferred by the American Board of Professional Psychology / American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABPP/ABCN).
City University of New York: PhD, Neuropsychology 1976
- American Association for the Advancement of Science : Member
- American Psychological Association : Member
- International Neuropsychological Society : Member
- Society for Neuroscience : Member
- The City University of New York : Adjunct Professor of Psychology
- NYU School of Medicine : Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology
- Mount Sinai School of Medicine : Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry
- SharpBrains : Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Adviser
- Luria Neuroscience Institute : Director
- Monclarity, LLC. : Chief Scientific Officer
Media Appearances (5)
Former Davis Polk Partner Now Playing A Different Tune
The American Lawyer online
Elkhonon Goldberg, a neurology professor at the New York University School of Medicine, who Ballan said has been one of his teachers, said the Davis Polk lawyer’s position gives him a unique perspective. “Clearly lawyers do think differently,” Goldberg said. “So too [do] musicians. So too [do] the hard-core scientists. Harry’s now in the position to converge these perspectives.” Ballan said he hopes one of his main contributions will be to advocate on behalf of organizations such as IMNF, something Goldberg said is much needed. “Using music as a form of therapy and as a way to research—these notions are not well-ingrained in the general public consciousness,” Goldberg said. “And so, what he’s doing around public awareness is important.”...
If the elderly need help, let's provide what they need
In his book, The Wisdom Paradox, the neuropsychologist Elkhonon Goldberg argues that the ageing brain is sharper in several key areas though it might lose out in others, such as memory retention and speed. One strength of an older brain: pattern recognition. Older people, for example, might be better at sizing up situations and solving problems without going through the step-by-step reasoning that younger people are quicker at...
Why Elders Smile
The New York Times online
In “The Wisdom Paradox,” Elkhonon Goldberg details the many ways the brain deteriorates with age: brain cells die, mental operations slow. But a lifetime of intellectual effort can lead to empathy and pattern awareness. “What I have lost with age in my capacity for hard mental work,” Goldberg writes, “I seem to have gained in my capacity for instantaneous, almost unfairly easy insight.”...
The Science of Older and Wiser
The New York Times online
It stands to reason that the more information people have in their brains, the more they can detect familiar patterns. Elkhonon Goldberg, a neuroscientist in New York and author of “The Wisdom Paradox,” says that “cognitive templates” develop in the older brain based on pattern recognition, and that these can form the basis for wise behavior and decisions...
The Wisdom Paradox by Elkhonon Goldberg
New Scientist online
Elkhonon Goldberg is a clinical professor of neurology at New York University School of Medicine. His theory is that while some mental skills deteriorate as you age – notably the ability to recall recent events – others improve. Foremost among these, he argues, is pattern recognition, an important component of wisdom...
Event Appearances (5)
Clinical neuropsychology in the 21st century
(2007) Invited Presentation The Cape Cod Institute
Challenges of an aging population for a modern society
(2007) Symposium Reykjavik, Iceland
(2007) C.A.R.M.A. Conference Udine, Italy
(2007) Two cultures: Shared problems Venetian Institute of Sciences, Letters, and Arts, Palazzo Franchetti, Venice, Italy
Personality type and neuropsychology
(2007) APTI Biennial Conference Baltimore, MD.
Hemispheric asymmetries of cortical volume in the human brainCortex
(2013) Hemispheric asymmetry represents a cardinal feature of cerebral organization, but the nature of structural and functional differences between the hemispheres is far from fully understood. Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging morphometry, we identified several ...
Schizophrenia and frontotemporal dementia: Shared causation?International Review of Psychiatry
(2013) The relationship between specific genes and particular diseases in neuropsychiatry is unclear, and newer studies focus on shared domains of neurobiological and cognitive pathology across different disorders. This paper reviews the evidence for an association ...
How the brain deals with novelty and ambiguity: Implications for neuroaestheticsRendiconti Lincei
(2012) Much of human cognition is “agent-centered,” subjective, and in that sense relative, directed at resolving ambiguity and deciding,“What is best for me”. This is very different from “veridical” cognition, directed at finding an objectively correct solution inherent in the task ...
Neuropsychological assessment in traumatic brain injuryPsychiatric Clinics of North America
(2010) Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a neurological injury that can affect the cognitive, emotional, psychological, and physical functioning of an individual. The clinical neuropsychologist working with TBI patients must take a holistic approach when assessing and treating the ...
Alterations in theta activity associated with novelty and routinization processing in ADHDClinical Neurophysiology
(2010) Novelty and routinization-related information processing disturbances were examined in adolescent males with ADHD using an oddball paradigm and electrophysiological measurement of theta (4–7Hz) activity...