Lab Head

Avi Mendelsohn, PhD

Tel: +972-4-8249054

PhD Students

Batel Yifrah (In collaboration with Dr. Genela Morris)

Study topic: Reinforcement learning effects on declarative memory.
Individual differences in experienced and observational decision making illuminate interactions between reinforcement learning and declarative memory (2021), Scientific Reports.

Amir Assulin

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.

Daniel Panitz

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.

Nawras Kurzom

My research explores neuro-cognitive mechanisms that underline the relationship between music and memory, by employing an interdisciplinary approach which incorporates concepts and methods from music theory and composition with neurobiology and cognitive psychology.


Anat Hag Mulla

I study the effect of social-based cognitive training on memory and everyday wellbeing in elderlies.

M.Sc. Students

Juman Misherky

The effects of musical tension on memory formation in real-life settings.

Eilam Koder

The neural underpinnings of reinforcement-learning declarative memory relationships


Limor Shemesh (in collaborations with Dr. Aviva Berkovich-Ohana)

Reut Binyamin

Yulia Kitan

Anatoly Shneyer

Maya Kay (In collaboration with Dr. Hadas Okon-Singer)

Polina Baskin