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Talma Hendler (MD PhD) is a professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University, and the founding director of the Sagol Brain Institute Tel-Aviv. Professor Hendler holds an MD from Tel Aviv University and a PhD from SUNY at Stony Brook, NY. and is a licensed psychiatrist in Israel. 

Prof. Hendler leads the #Neuropsychiatry & Neuromodulation research team and an associated investigator of all the other 6 research teams at the Sagol Brain Institute.

Prof. Hendler has mentored over 50 post-doctoral, doctoral and masters students, published over 130 articles and lectured at more than 75 domestic and international meetings and conferences over the past 15 years.

Throughout her scientific career she has been applying advanced brain imaging techniques, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), Diffusion Tensor imaging (DTI) intracranial and scalp electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetic encephalography (MEG) to study processing in the healthy and diseased human brain. 

Her research has focused on the extensive debate over predisposing vs acquired factors in vulnerability to psychopathological conditions, mostly with respect to the effects of stress - using a prospective multi-level and multi-scale approach. 

More recently, her lab has pioneered the development of a new real-time imaging approach for the non-invasive identification of "neural finger-prints", that can reliably depict deep limbic areas through trans-modality learning computation (e.g. from fMRI to EEG). This novel method enables accessible bed-side Brain Computer Interface procedures aimed to alleviate and/or prevent stress related psychopathologies.  Dr. Hendler's accumulative work in affective neuroscience over the last two decades has paved the way for the promising utilization of imaging technologies for developing therapeutics for mental suffering.

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