Prof. Roy Mukamel

ביה"ס למדעי הפסיכולוגיה סגל אקדמי בכיר
Prof. Roy Mukamel
Phone: 03-6407246
Office: Sharett - Educational Sciences, 251

Short Biography

Roy received his B.Sc. in computer science and Biology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and completed his Ph.D. studies in neuroscience in 2005 in the lab of Prof. Rafael Malach from the Weizmann institute of Science. Following post-doctoral training at UCLA, he joined the School of Psychological Sciences as faculty member in 2010 and in 2015 was appointed associate Professor. His lab studies the relationship between perception, action, and motor skill learning using behavioral and neuroimaging techniques in healthy subjects and patients with motor deficits.

Fields of Interest

The reciprocal influence of action and perception, motor skill acquisition, imitation, learning

Selected Publications

1. Ossmy O. & Mukamel R. “Neural network underlying intermanual skill transfer in humans”, Cell Reports 2016 Dec 13;17(11):2891-2900. doi:10.1016/j.celrep.2016.11.009


2. Ossmy O. & Mukamel R. “Activity in superior parietal lobule during training by observation predicts asymmetric learning levels across hands”, Scientific Reports 2016, 6, 32133; doi: 10.1038/srep32133 (2016)


3. Gilron R., Rosenblatt J., Koyejo O., Poldrack RA., and Mukamel R. “What’s in a pattern? Examining the Type of Signal Multivariate Analysis Uncovers At the Group Level”, NeuroImage 2016 Nov 13;146:113-120. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.11.019


4. Reznik D, Henkin Y, Levy O, Mukamel R. “Perceived Loudness of Self-Generated Sounds Is Differentially Modified by Expected Sound Intensity”, PLoS ONE 2015, 10(5):e0127651.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0127651


5. Reznik D., Ossmy O., Mukamel R. “Enhanced auditory evoked activity to self-generated sounds is mediated by primary and supplementary motor cortices”, Journal of Neuroscience 2015, Feb. 4; 35(5):2173 – 2180, DOI:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3723-14.2015


6. Reznik D, Henkin Y, Schadel N, Mukamel R. “Lateralized enhancement of auditory cortex activity and increased sensitivity to self-generated sounds.” Nature Communications 2014 Jun 5;5:4059. doi: 10.1038/ncomms5059


7. Krasovsky A., Gilron R., Yeshurun Y., and Mukamel R. “Differentiating intended sensory outcome from underlying motor actions in the human brain”, Journal of Neuroscience 2014, Nov 12;34(46):15446-54. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5435-13.2014


8. Mukamel R. & Fried I. “Human Intracranial Recordings and Cognitive Neuroscience” Annual Review in Psychology 2012; 63:511-37


9. Fried I., Mukamel R., Kreiman K. "Internally generated preactivation of single neurons in human medial frontal cortex predicts volition", Neuron 2011 Feb. 10; 69(3):548-62.


10. Mukamel R., Ekstrom A., Kaplan J., Iacoboni M., Fried I. “Single neuron responses in humans during execution and observation of actions” Current Biology 2010 Apr. 27; 20 (8):750-756.


11. Gelbard-Sagiv H., Mukamel R., Harel M., Malach R., Fried I. “Internally generated reactivation of single neurons in human hippocampus during free recall”, Science. 2008 Oct 3;322(5898):96-101


12. Mukamel R, Gelbard H, Arieli A, Hasson U, Fried I and Malach R. “Coupling between neuronal firing, field potentials and fMRI in Human Auditory Cortex” Science. 2005 Aug 5;309(5736):951-4.



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