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Daniel Tranel

Daniel Tranel
F. Wendell Miller Professor (Psychological & Brain Sciences/Neurology)
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1982
2155 RCP and 374 PBSB
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Research Interests

Clinical and experimental neuropsychology; Cognitive neuroscience; Lesion method and functional neuroimaging (MRI); Neural basis of higher cognitive functions and personality

Primary Research Area

Clinical Psychology

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Representative Publications

Asp, E., Ramchandran, K., & Tranel, D. (2012). Authoritarianism, religious fundamentalism, and the human prefrontal cortex. Neuropsychology, 26, 414-421. PMCID PMC3389201.


Damasio, A., Damasio, H., & Tranel, D. Persistence of feelings and sentience after bilateral damage of the insula. Cerebral Cortex, (in press), Advance online


Gläscher, J., Adolphs, R., Damasio, H., Bechara, A., Rudrauf, D., Calamia, M., Paul, L.K., & Tranel, D. (2012). Lesion mapping of cognitive control and value-based decision-making in the prefrontal cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 14681-14686. PMCID PMC Journal – In Process.


Lezak, M. D., Howieson, D., Bigler, E., & Tranel, D. (2012). Neuropsychological assessment (5th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

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