Cognitive Resource and Plasticity 

Research Goal

Team Leader

The team focuses on the study of the neural activity underlying complex naturalistic events. Our research involves functional and structural brain imaging, neuropsychological assessments and physiological measurements. We apply our paradigms to neuro-psychiatric disorders (e.g. mild cognitive impairment (MCI), schizophrenia, etc.), in order to better understand various pathological conditions.

 

To study factors of vulnerability in a causal manner we apply either a prospective imaging approach, or compare groups of affected and unaffected individuals under similar conditions (e.g. older adults and participants with MCI, patients with schizophrenia and their unaffected siblings). While applying multi-modal paradigms, we are focused on developing methods for the identification of "functional neuromarkers" for these diseases.

Main Research Themes

Investigation of human brain responses and behavior under natural conditions.

The architecture of neural circuits involved in the processing of non-verbal information.

 

Developing functional neuromarkers for abnormal cognitive states

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 yulia.lerner@gmail.com

Contact

Sagol Brain Institute
Tel-Aviv
6 Weizman St.
Tel Aviv, 64239

(Located at: Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Affiliated with Tel Aviv Univerisity)

Associated Investigators