Principal Investigator

Uri Hertz

I am a lecturer in the University of Haifa, in the Department of Cognitive Sciences, in the Department of Information Systems, and in the School of Political Sciences. Previously, I was part of an interdisciplinary team including neuroscientists and philosophers working on The Human Mind Project. I was also part of the Crowd Cognition group in the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience in UCL, where we examined the way small groups and crowds make decisions.
Before that, I did my PhD in computational neuroscience at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in the Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation (ICNC), where I studied multisensory integration and perception in Amir Amedi's lab.

  • Address: Room 7001, Rabin Building, University of Haifa, Israel
  • Telephone: (+972) 4 6146239

PhD and Master Students

Orit Heimer

Orit is a PhD student, working on temporal dynamics of cognitive and emotional learning, in collaboration with Dr. Assaf Kron.

Elena Kozakevich

Lena is a PhD student, studying the interactive aspects of empathy as a social control mechanism, in collaboration with Prof. Simone Shamay-Tsoory.

Itamar Lahman

Itamar is a PhD student, working on the cost of abstraction in decision making, and the link between cognitive effort and the use of functions by programmers and software developers, in collaboration with Dr. Irit Hadar.

Matan Fintz

Matan is a MSc student, using deep-learning models to characterize human decision making, in collaboration with Dr. Margarita Osadchy.