I am a lecturer in the University of Haifa, in the Department of Cognitive 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.
Ofir is working on the way people give advice about social and non-social risks. He is also interested in task engagement and decision making, and uses behavioral, electrophysiological and computational modeling approaches to study how cognitive workload and boredom are related to attention and decision-making. Before joining the lab Ofir completed his Ph.D. at Technion, and was a research fellow at James Danckert's lab at the University of Waterloo.
Gili is a PhD student, working on the role of locus coeruleus-noradrenergic system in uncertainty based learning, in collaboration with Dr. Shai Gabay.
Orit is a PhD student, working on temporal dynamics of cognitive and emotional learning, in collaboration with Dr. Assaf Kron.
Lena is a PhD student, studying the interactive aspects of empathy as a social control mechanism, in collaboration with Prof. Simone Shamay-Tsoory.
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 is a MSc student, using deep-learning models to characterize human decision making, in collaboration with Dr. Margarita Osadchy.