Elkhonon Goldberg

Past Global Perspectives Guest Speaker

Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg is a scientist, educator, and clinician, renowned for his work in neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience.

Dr. Goldberg studied at Moscow State University with the great neuropsychologist Alexander Luria and moved to the United States in 1974. Currently, he is a Clinical Professor of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine, Diplomate of The American Board of Professional Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology, and Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Adviser of SharpBrains, an online brain fitness center.

An active researcher, he has lectured worldwide and published extensively in scientific and professional journals, and will speak to Lindblad guests about how our brain ages, the executive brain, and neuroplasticity and cognitive fitness.

Dr. Goldberg is the author and co-author of several books. The Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes and the Civilized Mind is the first popular book about the most human aspects of the brain. It has been translated into 11 languages and has met with international acclaim. The Wisdom Paradox: How Your Mind Can Grow Stronger As Your Brain Grows Older, published in 15 languages, is about the mental advantages of aging and what can be done to improve our cognition as we age. While most of have heard the phrase “use it or lose it,” very few understand what “it” means, or how to properly “use it” in order to maintain brain function and fitness. Dr. Goldberg's The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness helps readers navigate brain research and identify the lifestyle factors that contribute to brain fitness.

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