The interdisciplinary program in experimental psychology

The School of Psychological Sciences Tel Aviv University - Psychopathology, Psychotherapy, Trauma and Health psychology

The interdisciplinary program in experimental psychology.

The program enables outstanding students to be exposed to a variety of methods and fields of knowledge in experimental psychology and to build, under the close supervision of a faculty member, a personal curriculum in accordance with their areas of interest.

Interdisciplinary researchers

Head of Program Prof. Daphna Joel --  Gender identity, relations between sex and brain structure and function.

Dr. Sagi Jaffe-Dax -- Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Computational Modeling, Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy, Eye-tracking, Computer Vision.

Social Psychology

Prof. Nira Liberman – Psychological distance, social cognition, decision making, motivation, goal striving, self-regulation, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Prof. Nurit Shnabel – Gender and reconciliation

Prof. Yoav Bar-Anan – Evaluation, social perception, and self-knowledge.

Dr. Yaara Yeshurun – Social neuroscience, behavioral, physiological and neural synchronization

Dr. Michael Gilead -- Conceptual and linguistic processing, mentalizing and internalization, and imagination and foresight.

Cognitive Psychology

Prof. Dominique Lamy -- Visual processing, attention, implicit memory, working memory, consciousness

Prof. Marius Usher – Mathematical models to study cognitive processes (visual search, memory, emotions), decision making, awareness

Prof. Yontan Goshen – Memory and facial processing in the context of basic and applied science.

Prof. Roy Luria – Visual working memory, attention and executive functions, electrophysiology, ERP (event-related potential)

Prof. Liad Mudrik – High-level cognition, semantic integration, consciousness


Prof. Segev Barak – Neurobiological basis of addiction, learning and memory

Prof. Shamgar Ben-Eliyahu – Stress, cancer, and the immune system

Dr. Boaz Barak – Genetic disorders and autism

Dr. Inbal Ben-Ami Bartal – Social and affective neuroscience, pro-social behavior, empathy

Brain and Cognition

Prof. Roy Mukamel – Neural mechanisms of motor perception and learning

Prof. Galit Yovel – Cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying person recognition

Prof. Talma Hendler – Neural basis of emotions and motivations, brain-machine interface

Prof. Nitzan Censor – Brain imaging and stimulation to study perceptual and motor learning

Prof. Shlomit Yuval-Greenberg – Visual system, eye-movements, and perception

Clinical Psychology

Prof. Gal Sheppes – Emotions, emotional regulation, self-regulation, psychopathology

Prof. Yair Bar-Haim – Anxiety Disorders, Posttraumatic Stress, Developmental Psychopathology, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

Prof. Ruvi Dar -- Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Cognitive-behavioral therapy

Dr. Amit Lazarov – Threat-monitoring, reward processing, psychopathology

Dr. Nitzan Shahar – Computational psychopathology, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Attention-deficit disorder, learning and decision making


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