E. Paul Zehr

E. Paul Zehr, PhD, is an award-winning science communicator, veteran San Diego Comic Con panelist, and a professor of neuroscience and kinesiology at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, where he is also director of the centre for biomedical research. In addition to his research studies to improve walking after stroke, he has practical experience in human movement drawn from more than 30 years of training and black belts in both empty hand and armed martial arts.


His recent books include, Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero (2008), Inventing Iron Man: The Possibility of a Human Machine (2011), Project Superhero (2014), and Chasing Captain America (2018). He writes for Scientific American Online, Psychology Today, and Digital Journal. He is constantly in demand, presenting "Is There a Superhero in You?" to all age groups from K-12 to 80+.


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