Dr. Yaara[Yaara Yeshurun] Yeshurun-Dishon

ביה"ס למדעי הפסיכולוגיה סגל אקדמי בכיר

Short Biography

Dr Yeshurun received her Ph.D. in Neurobiology from Weizmann Institute of Science in 2011. Her dissertation, under the guidance of Prof. Noam Sobel and Prof.Yadin Dudai, focus on the unique aspects of olfactory memory. She then completed her postdoctoral training with Prof. Uri Hasson in Princeton University, focusing on the neural correlates of interpretation of naturalistic stimuli. Yeshurun joined the school of Psychological Sciences as a faculty member in 2018

Fields of Interest

Dr Yeshurun’s research focuses on social neuroscience “in the wild”. Using behavioral studies, fMRI and fNIRS, she is interested in studying the neural mechanisms underlying individual differences in the way individuals interpret external situations and the role of brain-to-brain synchronization in real-life interactions.

Selected publications

  1. Yeshurun Y, Nguyen M and Hasson U . Amplification of local changes along the timescale processing hierarchy. PNAS. 2017; 114(35):9475-9480
  2. Yeshurun Y, Swanson S, Simony E, Chen J, Honey CH, Lazaridi C, Hasson U . Same story, different story: Neural representation of frameworks for understanding. Psych Sci. 2017; 28(3): 307-319
  3. Simony E, Honey CH, Chen J, Lositsky O, Yeshurun Y, Wiesel A, Hasson U. Dynamic reconfiguration of the default mode network during narrative comprehension. Nat Commun. 2016; 7:12141
  4. Chen P, Chen J, Yeshurun Y, Hasson U, Haxby J, Ramadge P. A reduced-dimension fMRI shared response model. NIPS Proceedings. 2015; 28
  5. Gelstein S*, Yeshurun Y*, Rozenkrantz L, Shushan S, Frumin I, Roth Y, Sobel N. Human tears contain a chemosignal. Science. 2011; 331:226-30 (*Equal contribution)
  6. Yeshurun Y, Sobel N. An odor is not worth a thousand words: from multidimensional odors to unidimensional odor objects. Ann Rev Psychol. 2010; 61:219-41
  7. Yeshurun Y, Lapid H, Dudai Y, Sobel N. The privileged brain representation of first olfactory associations. Curr Biol. 2009; 29(39):12059-69
  8. Yeshurun Y, Dudai Y, Sobel N. Working memory across nostrils. Behav Neurosci. 2008;1 22(5):1031-7








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