Media Backgrounder

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 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 include: Project Superhero (2014, ECW)


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

E. Paul Zehr headshot courtesy Heath Moffatt Photography

Red Bulletin courtesy Hubert kang

Comic Con 2011 Iron Man podium courtesy Ryan Rhodes

Downloadable PDF:  EPZ Media Backgrounder