The PhD candidate Yoni Stern (co-supervised by Dr. Roy Salomon Prof. Danny Koren) has won the prestigious and competitive Azrieli Graduate Studies Fellowship. His work combines cognitive neuroscience and clinical psychology to understand how changes in the embodied “Self” are affected by stress during the early stages of psychosis using virtual reality technology.
Although we experience our Self as stable our sense of Self is constantly updated. To understand how this happens, we looked at how sense of agency (SoA) is modulated by serial dependence and previous trials, examining the computational mechanisms allowing us to keep the Self in balance. The results of this study are now out