The Team

Roy Salomon PhD. / Principle Investigator


Dr. Salomon started his academic career as student of psychology and the Amirim program for excellence at the Hebrew University. He completed his Ph.D. dissertation at Tel Aviv University in cognitive neuroscience on the neural and cognitive mechanisms of the Self, under the guidance of Prof. Dominique Lamy and Prof. Rafi Malach from the Weizmann Institute of Science. He then continued to a postdoctoral fellowship at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland where he worked with Prof. Olaf Blanke on Bodily Self Consciousness. In 2016, he began his appointment as a senior lecturer at the Gonda  Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University.


Adi Ulmer Yaniv / Post Doctoral Researcher

Adi Ulmer Yaniv is a post doctoral researcher at the lab, working in collaboration with Prof. Ruth Feldman from the center for developmental social neuroscience at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya. Adi's academic background includes a biology B.Sc. and biomedical sciences M.Sc. (cum-laude) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and also an IP Law M.A. degree from Haifa University. Adi is interested in cracking the brain basis of empathy and social behavior, by using imaging methods and longitudinal behavioral datasets.

Dissertation title: Involvement of the Oxytocin and Immune systems and relational behavior in bonding and resilience - Longitudinal studies across the first decade of life



Amit Regev Krugwasser / PhD Student


Amit Regev Krugwasser is a PhD neuroscience student at the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University. Amit holds a BSc in computer science and an MSc in neuroscience. In the past, Amit worked for Microsoft's Israel Development Center. His main fields of interest are self-perception and virtual reality.

Thesis title: 

Sense of Agency and Metacognition Across Different Sensorimotor Domains

E-mail: amitregev3 (at) gmail com

Yonatan (Yoni) Stern / PhD student


Yoni is a PhD student in the Clinical Psychology program at Haifa University under the joint supervision of Prof. Danny Koren and Dr. Roy Salomon. Yoni holds a MA in Cognitive Science and a BSc in Biology and Psychology, both from Ben-Gurion University. Yoni is a guide in the NGO "Derech Lotan", an NGO that takes at-risk youth on therapeutic wilderness trips. Yoni's research focuses on early identification of Schizophrenia by examining the effects of daily stressors on neurocognitive capacities associated with the Self.

Thesis title: Episodic Memory and Context


Amir Harduf / MSc Student / Lab Manager


Amir Harduf is an MSc neuroscience student at the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University. Amir worked In recent years as a research assistant in the Neuroimaging laboratory of Prof. Hamutal Slovin, and volunteered in "Lions" organization to support visually impaired people. Amir is interested in the field of Contemplative Neuroscience.

Thesis title: 

Behavioral and Neural Correlates of Modulated Body Ownership and Sense of Agency Using a Novel Adaptation of the Moving Rubber Hand Illusion in fMRI


Inbar Ben Yehuda / MSc Student


Inbar Ben Yehuda is an MSc neuroscience student at the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University. Inbar holds a BA in Psychology and Cognitive sciences, and has worked as a tutor in a program of excellence that aims to promote young students with outstanding math skills, in Ben-Gurion University. Her main fields of interest are cognitive psychology and self perception. 



Dvir Lehrer / MSc Student


Dvir Lehrer is an MSc neuroscience student at the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University. Dvir holds a BA in Cognitive Science and also has vast experience as a software developer in the high-tech industry. Dvir is interest in the field of altered perceptions and theoretical neuroscience.


Yaniv Kaplan / BSc Student


Yaniv Kaplan is pursuing a bachelor in neuroscience after studying for 2 years in the computer science department, and has a strong passion for predictive coding and the the field of Consciousness. Yaniv is also socially active on campus, he co-founded a nonprofit student organisation that has a goal of developing Jewish leadership through volunteer programs.


Viktoria Vul / BSc Student


Victoria Vul is a  bachelor student in physics and neuroscience. Since an early age Victoria has asked herself fundamental questions about our world and our surroundings, and In the end, these questions led her to the concept of perception. Viki is interested Cognitive Science, Consciousness and Epistemology. and hopes to have the opportunity to reveal the gap between our reality and the way we perceive it, and why. During her free time, she loves drawing with charcoal and ink, running, sewing and enjoying arts.


Renana Moebus / BSc Student


Renana Moebus is a bachelor student in neuroscience, interested mostly in the relationship between self-perception and psychiatric disorders. She believes we need to understand the neural basis of psychiatric disorders to adequately treat patients. Throughout her life, Renana has volunteered with elderly and children, and enjoy practicing Yoga and participate in sport activities.


Ariel Shaked / BSc Student


After obtaining his B.A in the field of popular music from Amsterdam’s Conservatory, Ariel became fascinated by the cognitive mechanisms underlying our experience of sound, such as predictive coding, auditory feedback and echolocation & cancellation. He is most interested in discovering when do we shape our sound perception to fit reality, and when is it the other way around.


Gabriela Panishev / BSc Student


Gabriela Panishev is a bachelor student in Neuroscience and Psychology. Her main field of interest is cognitive neuroscience, in particular metacognition and the reciprocal effects of psychiatric disorders and the self-perception on one another. For several years, Gabriela volunteered in youth movement for children with special needs ("Krembo Wings"). She loves playing the piano and practicing Yoga.


Paz Bar-Tal / BSc Student

Paz Bar-Tal is a bachelor student in Neuroscience and Psychology. Her main interest is the relationship between emotions, perceptions and the brain, and she aspires to reveal how external experiences shape this relationship. In her spare time, Paz likes to travel, play the piano and write.  


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