The Cognitive Development Lab

People of the Lab

Bat-Sheva Hadad

Head of Lab

Bat-Sheva Hadad


Bat-Sheva Hadad is a Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education and the Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for Learning Disabilities in the Faculty of Education, at the University of Haifa. Hadad’s PhD was granted, magna cum laude, from the University of Haifa in 2007. Dr. Hadad went on to complete her post-doctoral research training in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience, & Behavior at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario, from 2007-2009, funded by the James S. McDonnell Foundation grant.

Hadad’s research focuses upon elucidating the way developmental mechanisms drive changes in visual cognition, how those changes are refined by visual experience, the way in which the visual system is able to recover from some perturbation and the limits to plasticity. Her lab utilizes various multi-method approaches in different populations – healthy and clinical ones, to further pursue these basic questions in typical and atypical development.