Eitan Yehuda Scher


About


I began my undergraduate studies in the Holy Land at Bar Ilan University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, focusing on Jewish Mysticism. I ultimately completed my undergraduate studies at Rutgers University,  majoring in Psychology and completing a minor in Religion. Under the supervision of David Wilder, PhD., I designed an experiment and wrote an honor's thesis titled Exploring the Effects of Meditation and Self-Awareness on Temporal Judgements. Additionally, I volunteered in the Social Cognition Lab, working with Dr. Rachel A. Cultice on projects relating to male responses to "masculinity threat." Lastly, at DBT-RU, I assisted a graduate student on his dissertation by providing technical support for an EMA relating to dialectical behavioral therapy skills.

After undergrad, I continued my research career at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC). As a member of the Paul García's Neuroanesthesia Lab, I consented patients and set up EEG electrodes mid-surgery to collect brainwave data. Additionally, I wrote a manuscript on the neurocognitive mechanisms and behavioral demonstrations of speech and language dysfunction; this paper is currently in preparation.

Since then, I have continued to work on projects related to self-transcendent emotions and states of consciousness; I’ve also been trying to improve my guitar and music production skills. Additionally, I am in the early stages of a project on persuasion, political messaging and propaganda. Beginning with the Fall 2022 semester, I will be based out of Towson University working under Dr. Michael Ent on a variety of projects, primarily investigating behavioral and cognitive effects of the aforementioned emotions and states of consciousness; I encourage anyone interested in collaborating with us (or looking for someone to jam with in the Baltimore area) to not hesitate to reach out. 

Publications


Exploring the Effects of Meditation and Self-Awareness on Temporal Judgements


B.A. Eitan Yehuda Scher, PhD. David Wilder


Rutgers University

Projects


Meditation and Time Perception


Time perception is an interest that my advisor and I share; it served as an excellent bridge for my interests in self-transcendence and mindfulness with Dr. Wilder's background in social psychology. Currently, I am updating the manuscript with backgrou...


Speech and Language


As part of my role as Clinical Research Coordinator for Dr. Paul Garcia, Division Chief of Neuroanesthesilogy, I wrote a manuscript detailing the neurocognitive mechanism of speech and language functioning. The paper detailing the team's cognitive asse...


Contact


Eitan Yehuda Scher


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