Adi Doron is a PhD student at the ELSC Center for Brain Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research addresses the way complex representations of the environment are encoded in the brain. She investigates how non-spatial internal factors, such as goals and rewards with different values, are combined with external environmental features to create a mental representation of the self in space. Adi studies differences in brain activity that result from various expectations regarding a given environment. To this end, she uses advanced imaging techniques in combination with a virtual reality system, which enable the study of different types of brain cells during goal-directed behavior.