We are happy to report that Slab PI, Roy Salomon, has been promoted to Tenured Associate Professor. Congratulations Roy!
Although we experience our sense of Self as stable, it is constantly changing and being constantly updated. To understand how this happens, our new paper published in Cortex examines how sense of agency (SoA) is modulated by previous trials’ (aka serial dependence) stimuli and judgments, untangling the computational mechanisms allowing us to keep the Self
In this new preregistered study, published in Schizophrenia, we examined SoA and its associated confidence judgments using an embodied virtual reality paradigm in psychosis patients and controls. Our results show that psychosis patients not only have a severely reduced ability to discriminate their actions but they also do not show proper metacognitive insight into this
Our lab participated in the annual Gonda brain conference at Kfar Blum, in which our members presented research posters investigating the psychophysical, physiological, and behavioral measures of Sense of Reality, the kinematic aspects of Sense of Agency, and the neural representation of the parent-child attachment through the course of life. Between the lectures, we also
The mother-infant bond serves as a basis for future attachment interactions that the child develops across life. In attachment theory, there is much emphasis on the consistency of such bonds, but is it also consistent in our brain? We examined the neural response to attachment-related videos collected over two decades. Young adults were fMRI scanned
Dr. Salomon gave a talk hosted by Brainstorm Ben Gurion University in Beer- Sheba on the topic of how the “self” is formed by the brain and how it is altered by psychedelics and in psychosis. Several papers on this topic coming soon!
In this new paper published in Schizophrenia Bulletin we investigated if agency deficits are precursor or a result of psychosis? Here we investigated SoA in a cohort of 22q11 deletion syndrome participants who have a genetic propensity for schizophrenia and matched controls. In 2 experiments employing full body virtual reality, we investigated SoA by introducing
Prof. Eitan Okun (Bar Ilan University) interviewed Dr. Roy Salomon to the RockYourLab podcast. The two have discussed the research of the Sense of Self, Sense of Reality, and Psychedelics Hallucinations vs. Schizophrenia-induced Hallucinations. The interview with Dr. Salomon: The Brain, Reality and the Sense of Self RockYourLab series
We’re in the middle of a workshop on fMRI analysis using FSL and Nipype, a step into an open-source world, allowing us reproducibility and transparency in our fMRI analysis. We learn how to use FSL, code, and create a full preprocessing to analysis pipeline. Looking forward to implementing this in our next fMRI projects and
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. The Azrieli