Lorin Elias is a professor of psychology and the Vice Dean Academic, College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan. He completed his PhD in behavioural neuroscience at the University of Waterloo, and has been studying laterality in the human brain and behaviour for over twenty years. Papers from his federally-funded research have appeared in academic journals such as Neurosurgery, Neuropsychologia, Cortex, Brain and Cognition, Laterality, Cognitive Brain Research, and Behavioural Neuroscience. His papers have been featured in articles in popular newspapers and magazines around the world, such as Cosmopolitan, Wired, Maxim, The New York Post, and The New Zealand Herald. He has also written several textbooks and book chapters, and for fun, he also writes reviews of high-end audio equipment.
- DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (1999). Department of Psychology.
- MASTER OF ARTS, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (1996). Department of Psychology.
- BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONOURS), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1994). Department of Psychology.
- Winner of the “Master Teacher Award” for the University of Saskatchewan, Fall of 2012
- Winner of a “Teaching Excellence Award” from the University of Saskatchewan Student’s Union (USSU) for 2011-2012
- Winner of a University of Saskatchewan Provost’s Teaching Excellent Award for the College of Arts & Science in 2009-2010
- Winner of a University of Saskatchewan College of Arts & Science “Teaching Excellence Award” in 2004
- Winner of a “Teaching Excellence Award” from the University of Saskatchewan Student’s Union (USSU) for 2001-2002
- Winner of the Phillip M. Rennick award, presented by the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) for the best pre-doctoral research at the 1999 meeting of INS in Boston, MA.
- Cognitive neuroscience
- Functional differences between the left and right hemisphere of the brain
- A number of unusual perceptual phenomena, including a condition called Synesthesia
- Advertising and aesthetics
- Spatial attention
- Cognitive evolution