Design a test and run a pilot on finding a hidden object in a drawing.
2. Detecting changes in music -a MEG study
Study the ability to follow music rhythm and detect changes in rhythm (e.g from 4/4 to 5/4). Good music background is preferable.
For both projects the student will have to learn E-prime for controlling the stimuli, run a few MEG recordings with naive subjects, and do some basic analysis of the recorded data in Matlab.
Avi Goldstein 03-5317154 email@example.com
Studying mechanisms of hemispheric spread of activation from motor to other areas using MEG
Brain responses to emotional stimuli in MEG
Gil Diesendruck 03-5318639 firstname.lastname@example.org
Develop and pilot experimental procedures for testing adults, and perhaps children, on the notion of "contagion" of social category essences.
Reading project on "social groups" in animals
Reading project on "intentionality, mirror neurons, brain localization"
Studies on infants' and children's social categorization.
Ronny Geva 03-5318172 email@example.com Students will be part of testing procedures with infants, children and parents and will learn to observe, code and analyze behaviors. Individual projects with the new eye tracking system at the lab are encouraged.
Roles in active projects:
Imaging white matter tracts in the language system: analysis of diffusion tensor imaging data from adults and children
Pilot a battery of behavioral language tests for children
Programming: write a GUI for magnitude estimation experiments in Hebrew
Design and run self paced reading experiment of parasitic gaps
David Anaki 03-5317782 firstname.lastname@example.org
Face and object perception.
Influence of personality traits in perceiving facial expressions.
Facial representations in long-term memory.
Automatic and attentional aspects in face perception.
Avy Susswein 03-5318388 email@example.com
Behavioral experiments examining whether the amino acid L-arginine affects feeding behavior. Arginine is a precursor of nitric oxide, an unconventional neurotransmitter. Our laboratory has good evidence that dietary arginine affects feeding in Aplysia via nitric oxide. We want to examine this hypothesis in greater detail.
Continuing to build a simulation of the central pattern generator controlling Aplysia consummatory feeding behaviors. Early published simulations were based on incomplete data describing the biophysical properties of the component neurons. Much more experimental data is now available, and the simulations can be extended and improved.
Joel Walters 03 -5318236 firstname.lastname@example.org
Data collection: The role of lexis in narrative production in English-Hebrew, Russian-Hebrew preschool children
Development of Stimulus Materials: Lexical processing of concrete, abstract and emotion words in English-Hebrew bilinguals
Reading project: Directionality effects (L1-L2/L2-L1) in cross-language translation and semantic priming and bilingual codeswitching.
Miriam Faust 03-5318594 email@example.com
Linguistic and neural differences between persons who are successful and unsuccessful in foreign language learning
How the brain processes metaphoric language
Brain and Creativity
Development aspects of brain and language
Metaphor and ambiguity processing in various clinical populations