Dr. Avi Mendelsohn
Batel Yifrah (In collaboration with Dr. Genela Morris)
I'm interested in understanding the neural networks and structures that underpin the mechanisms by which memories for narrative are formed and consolidated. For fulfilling this aim, we apply diverse computational methods on fMRI data collected while participants are presented with movie scenes that either form a coherent narrative or do not.
Nuphar Rotem (in collaboration with Dr. Roee Admon)
I am interested in understanding how memory encoding is affected by different contexts, and primarily how rewarding contexts affect memory formation. This is achieved by engaging participants in a driving simulator, enabling us to explore incidental memory formation in an ecological setting, providing insights as to how memory is formed in an everyday task.
My project aims at characterizing hippocampal-cortical functional connectivity and their development across the lifespan, by applying novel connectivity methods to a large number of resting-state fMRI scans acquired from an international database.
Maya Kay (In collaboration with Dr. Hadas Okon-Singer)
I am interested in the cognitive and neural processes underlying episodic memory. My research combines behavioral and autonomic methods in order to investigate how we retrieve past experiences, how we use memory to simulate future events.
My research focuses on understanding how real life episodic memory is encoded, consolidated and retrieved. I am particularly interested in understanding the influence of active vs. passive participation on this kind of memory. In order to investigate these questions I will use behavioral methods and mobile eye-tracking devices.
Limor Shemesh (in collaborations with Dr. Aviva Berkovich-Ohana)
My research examines the connection between autobiographical memory and mindfulness meditation, and specifically differences in hippocampus-cortical functional connectivity patterns between expert meditators and non-meditators. I'm also interested in different characteristics of autobiographical memory that may be unique to expert meditators.