Daniel Tranel

Professor (PBS/Neurology)
F. Wendell Miller Professor

Daniel Tranel CV

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

Training Areas

Behavioral & Cognitive Neuroscience

Clinical Science

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.

Research areas
  • Brain Imaging
  • Clinical Science
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Executive Function
  • Health
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Language and Communication
  • Learning and Memory
  • Neural Plasticity
  • Neuropsychology
  • Perception
  • Psychopathology
  • Social Cognition
Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1982
Contact Information

374 Psychological and Brain Sciences Building (PBSB)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States


2155 Carver Pavilion (RCP)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States