Fellows 2015 - 2016

 

Halely Balaban

Halely Balaban

Halely is a PhD student in the field of Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University. Her research targets working memory, and specifically how we can overcome its severe capacity limits by integrating distinct items. Using electrophysiological and behavioral methods, she investigates how we dynamically update the active mental representations according not only to online changes in the visual input, but also to subtle contextual cues. With this unique approach that challenges dominant views in the field, she hopes to answer important questions in a novel, delicate, and ecological manner.  (read more)
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Erez Cohen

Erez Cohen

Erez is a PhD student in the field of Physics at Tel Aviv University. His research focuses on short-range interactions of nucleons (protons and neutrons) inside the nuclei, using accelerated electrons and static light-nuclei targets. Erez envisions an academic career in which he hopes to contribute significantly to the knowledge base in his field and make fundamental changes within academia to benefit students, the system and the field of physics.  (read more)
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Veronica Dudarev

Veronica Dudarev

Veronica is a PhD student in the field of Psychology at the Hebrew University.  Her research focuses on unconscious memory and the way it affects online conscious experience and in other words, whether and how memory affects the way we see the world. By showing that past experiences shape our present consciousness in automatic manner, Veronica hopes to develop a new paradigm for future research on conscious and unconscious processes, and the relationship between them.   (read more)
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Shifra Lansky

Shifra Lansky

Shifra is a PhD student in the field of Chemistry at the Hebrew University. In her research she uses X-ray crystallography to determine the atomic-resolution structures and mechanisms of proteins, focusing specifically on the proteins composing the arabinan utilization system in thermophilic bacteria. Understanding the structure-function relationship of these proteins will not only provide answers to many basic scientific questions, but also enable their use in a wide range of biotechnological applications, such as the production of biofuel from biomass to generate an alternative, renewable, and environmentally friendly source of energy.   (read more)
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Deborah Marciano

Deborah Marciano

Deborah is a PhD student in Psychology and at the Federmann Center for the Study of Rationality at the Hebrew University. Her works belongs to the growing field of Neuroeconomics, which draws insights from psychology, economics, and neuroscience. Deborah focuses on situation of choices between two uncertain options (for example stocks), and looks at the effect of the outcome of the unchosen option on judgment and decision-making. By using neuroscientific techniques paired with paradigms from behavioral economics, she hopes to paint an integrative picture of how feedback on foregone options can influence the way we evaluate information and shape our future decisions, as well as deepen our understanding of how these processes are encoded in the brain.  (read more)
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Yonat Rum

Yonat Rum

Yonat is a PhD student at Tel Aviv University in the field of Special Education. Her research focuses on the interactions and relationships between children with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) and their siblings with typical development. Yonat intends to increase the knowledge base regarding social abilities of children with ASD, and interactions between siblings. She hopes that beyond their theoretical significance, her findings will lead to the establishment of intervention programs for families of children with ASD, as for programs of educational inclusion of children with ASD.  (read more)
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