Welcome to my website!

About my past, present, and future aspiration!

I'm a neuroscientist, a mum, and the founder of NeuroAcer. I am originally from Iran. I moved abroad in 2010 and traveled and lived in different countries over the past decade. I am an associate professor at Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience in Norway.

My passion is to help people protect their brains. I've studied how the brain processes emotion and cognition over the last 10 years using imaging methods. I am excited to share what we've learned from studying the brain, so it can help you to protect yours.

As a first-time mum, the challenge of raising another human being got me inspired to share what I know, in terms of brain knowledge, and what I feel, as a mum, to help others going through a similar journey as me. 


Research & Discoveries

Current Areas of Study

Neural correlates of social and emotional processes in aging

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Neural correlates of logical reasoning and belief bias

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Neural correlates of social cognitive processes in Epilepsy

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Exercise impact on cognition and brain

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References and Links to Papers

For full list of publications please visit my google scholar page

ORCID page 

Scopus page

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Open Book

Social cognitive aging

In this line of work, we are exploring how age affects our perception of emotion and social cues. We are laveraging multimodal imaging and examining structural and functional systems underlie social and emotional processing as we get older. 

Belief bias and logical reasoning

In this line of work, we asked a question of how our assumptions impact our reasoning and whether that is affected by age. We have designed novel paradigm to investigate functional networks underlying belief bias as we get old. 

Memory and aging

In this line of work, we examine neural networks underlying memory system, whether short term or long term, in late adulthood.



Stay Informed about the latest publications and events here!

Logical reasoning and aging


A new paper on empathy and aging


New signature online course and private coachings in 2021!


My lab moved to Trondheim!



I offer services for organizations in form of workshops & webinars! Get in touch if you would like to book me in for a workshop or a talk at your organization!

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7-weeks ACE program


Private or group coaching with Dr Ziaei

It is never too late to protect your brain!


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Thank you for your interest in my work. Get in touch with me for any questions or comments regarding my work, publications, and services.

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