Kenneth Hugdahl

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Kenneth Hugdahl

Kenneth Hugdahl (born 15 January 1948, Östersund, Sweden) is a Swedish psychologist.

He took his doctor's degree at the Uppsala University in 1977. He worked as a researcher there from 1980, and in 1984 he was appointed professor at the University of Bergen. His main research interests are brain asymmetry and dichotic listening,[1] cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia,[2] and neurobiology of auditory hallucinations.[3] He has published over 300 articles in international peer reviewed journals, including in high impact factor journals, such as Brain (journal) [4] and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America,[5] and various books, among them Psychophysiology: The Mind-Body Perspective (1995),[6] Experimental Methods in Neuropsychology (2002)[7] and The Asymmetrical Brain (2002) (together with Prof. Richard Davidson).[8] He also edited the Scandinavian Journal of Psychology from 1990 to 2004.[9]

He was a member of the Research Council of Norway from 1988 to 1989, and of the MacArthur Foundation from 1990 to 2000.[9] He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[10] He is currently the Head of the Bergen fMRI Group which initiated use of functional magnetic resonance imaging in neuroscience in Norway and the Nordic countries in the 1990s.


  1. ^ Thomsen T, Rimol LM, Ersland L, Hugdahl K (2004). "Dichotic listening reveals functional specificity in prefrontal cortex: an fMRI study". NeuroImage. 21 (1): 211–218. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2003.08.039. PMID 14741658. 
  2. ^ Brandt CL, Doan NT, Tønnesen S, Agartz I, Hugdahl K, Melle I, Andreassen OA, Westlye LT (2015). "Assessing brain structural associations with working-memory related brain patterns in schizophrenia and healthy controls using linked independent component analysis". NeuroImage Clin. 9: 253–263. doi:10.1016/j.nicl.2015.08.010. PMC 4576364Freely accessible. PMID 26509112. 
  3. ^ Mørch-Johnsen L, Nesvåg R, Jørgensen KN, Lange EH, Hartberg CB, Haukvik UK, Kompus K, Westerhausen R, Osnes K, Andreassen OA, Melle I, Hugdahl K, Agartz I (2017). "Auditory cortex characteristics in schizophrenia: associations with auditory hallucinations". Schizophr Bull. 43 (1): 75–83. doi:10.1093/schbul/sbw130. PMID 27605526. 
  4. ^ Clark KA, Helland T, Specht K, Narr KL, Manis FR, Toga AW, Hugdahl K (2014). "Neuroanatomical precursors of dyslexia identified from pre-reading through to age 11". Brain. 137 (12): 3136–3141. doi:10.1093/brain/awu229. PMC 4240283Freely accessible. PMID 25125610. 
  5. ^ Cappelen AW, Eichele T, Hugdahl K, Specht K, Sørensen E, Tungodden B (2014). "Equity theory and fair inequality: a neuroeconomic study". Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 111 (43): 15368–15372. doi:10.1073/pnas.1414602111. PMC 4217432Freely accessible. PMID 25313056. 
  6. ^ Hugdahl K (1995). Psychophysiology: The Mind-Body Perspective. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. ISBN 0674722078
  7. ^ Hugdahl K (2002). Experimental Methods in Neuropsychology. New York, NY: Kluwer Academic Publishers. ISBN 1402072104
  8. ^ Hugdahl K, Davidson RJ (2002). The Asymmetrical Brain. Cambridge, MA: MIT press. ISBN 0262083094
  9. ^ a b Knut Olav Åmås, ed. (2008). Hvem er hvem?. Oslo: Aschehoug. p. 251. ISBN 978-82-03-23561-0. 
  10. ^ "Gruppe 7: Medisinske fag" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Retrieved 7 October 2010.