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 at Microsoft's Israel Development Center. His main fields of interest are self-perception, the sense of agency, metacognition and value perception.

Thesis title: 

Sense of Agency and Metacognition Across Different Sensorimotor Domains

E-mail: amitregev3 (at) gmail com

Felix Schoeller / Post Doctoral Researcher

Felix Schoeller is a post doctoral researcher at the lab, working on interoceptive technologies in collaboration with Fluid Interfaces Group at MIT Media Lab. A former fellow at the Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity in Paris and at the French Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), Felix lectured in psychology and behavioral sciences at the University of Paris and the Paris School of Economics. Felix graduated from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and holds a Ph.D. from the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS), Paris. His research concerns the role of bodily signals in human emotions and their augmentation through wearable technology.

Gadi Drori / PhD Student


Gadi is a PhD neuroscience student at the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University. Gadi holds a BSc and MSc in neuroscience and has worked for several years as a research assistant at the Sagol Brain Institute at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center. Gadi’s research focuses on how the brain creates a sense of reality. His interests include psychedelic neuroscience and computational markers of consciousness.

Thesis title: Neural correlates of the Sense of Reality


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


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. 



Niva Goldberg / MA Student


Niva is an MA student in the Clinical Psychology program at Bar-Ilan University. She holds a BA in Psychology and in "AMIRIM – honors program in humanities" from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During her BA, she studied at Berlin School of Mind and Brain as an exchange student. Her main interest is the relationship between the minimal self, episodic memory, and reality monitoring.


Asaf Applebaum / MSc Student


Asaf Applebaum is an MSc neuroscience student at the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan University. Asaf holds a BSc in computer sciences and has worked as a research assistant at JCT. His main field of interest is the relationships between the different parts of the self and the underlying cognitive and neural mechanisms.


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.


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 / Lab Manager


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.  



Dvir Lehrer / MSc Graduate

Amir Harduf / MSc Graduate

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