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E. Paul Zehr, PhD. (neuroscience)

 

Born June 16, 1968

 

Professor (neuroscience & kinesiology), University of Victoria, Victoria BC, Canada

 

Black belt holder Yuishinkai karate (4th dan), Ryukyu Kobujutsu (3rd dan), Chito-ryu karate (4th dan) and martial arts teacher

 

Research focuses on understanding how the nervous systems coordinates human movement and how we can retrain after neurotrauma and neurodegeneration

 

Over 100 published articles in scientific journals cited more than 5000 times

 

Industry consultant on applied sport apparel and sensorimotor function

 

Consultant for police forces and justice institutes on use of force instructor training

 

Science communication on human achievement using superheroes as metaphors

 

Dedicated blog “Black Belt Brain” at Psychology Today and regular blogs at Scientific American

 

Adult non-fiction books (rep sam@therightsfactory.com) include: Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero (2008, Johns Hopkins), Inventing Iron Man: The Possibility of a Human Machine (2011, Johns Hopkins), Chasing Captain America: How Advances in Science, Engineering, & Biotechnology Will Produce a Superhuman (2018, ECW)

 

Young Adult books (rep ali@therightsfactory.com) include: Project Superhero (2014, ECW)

 

Regular panelist and speaker at popular culture expos including San Diego International Comic-Con

 

www.zehr.ca     @E_PaulZehr     pzehr@uvic.ca

E. Paul Zehr headshot courtesy Heath Moffatt Photography

Red Bulletin courtesy Hubert kang

Comic Con 2011 Iron Man podium courtesy Ryan Rhodes

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