Ladan Shams, Ph.D.

Ladan Shams is a professor of Psychology, BioEngineering, and Neuroscience at UCLA, and the director of the Multisensory Perception Laboratory at UCLA. Dr. Shams received her Ph.D. in Computer Science at USC and her postdoctoral training in Cognitive Neuroscience at Caltech. Dr. Shams’ research interests focus on multisensory perception and learning in humans. She has published more than 65 articles and book chapters and tens of conference abstracts. Her research has been funded by federal agencies such as National Science Foundation, National Institute for Health, and DARPA. Dr. Shams has been serving as Associate Editor of Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, as Action Editor of Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, and on the advisory board and program committee of the International Multisensory Research Forum (which is the premier conference in multisensory research). Dr. Shams is a member of the National Science Foundation College of Reviewers. She is also a member of the Society for Neuroscience, Vision Sciences Society, and the International Multisensory Research Forum. Dr. Shams was featured by Chronicle of Higher Education as one of “five scholars to watch” and is frequently consulted as an expert by media outlets such as NPR, BBC and CNN.

Ladan Shams, Ph.D.
UCLA Department of Psychology
UCLA Department of BioEngineering
UCLA Neuroscience Program

Dr. Ladan Shams
UCLA Department of Psychology
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Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563


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